Gallery: Weird and wonderful inventions from MIT's Media Lab

The Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has created technologies ranging from powered exoskeletons to emotional robots.?

? was given access to the lab to take a look at the prototype technologies - shown over the following pages - being devised by the designers, engineers, artists and scientists who work within the 25-year-old institution.?

?Pictured is the exterior of the Media Lab's new building, designed by internationally renowned Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki.?

?Photo credit and captions: Nick Heath/