Affective Computing OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free Graduate Level Affective Computing Online Course

Published Feb 03, 2009

RSS Feed

'Affective Computing' free OpenCourseWare from MIT looks at computing that deliberately influences, arises from or relates to emotion. MIT Department of Media Arts and Sciences' Media Laboratory, part of the School of Architecture and Planning, offered this course.

Affective Computing: Course Specifics

Degree Level Free Audio Video Downloads
Graduate Yes No No Yes

Lectures/Notes Study Materials Tests/Quizzes
No Yes No

Affective Computing: Course Description

This lecture and discussion based course looks at how humans interact with each other and whether computers can affect and respond to human emotion. Students examine how emotion interacts with perception and cognition in order to develop computers that can respond to emotion and exhibit emotions of their own. Lecture topics include physiology of emotion, inducing emotion, robots and agents that exhibit emotions, emotion expression by synthetic characters, agents and machines and the ethical, social and philosophical connotations of affective computing. This course is ideal for students interested in creating computers and robots useful for customer service automation and wearable computers for people with special needs, such as autism patients. Offered as part of the Media Arts and Sciences program through MIT, this graduate-level course was taught by Professor Rosalind Picard.

The OpenCourseWare version of 'Affective Computing' includes a reading list with web-links to available texts and complete assignment instructions. For more information about this course, please visit the emotional computing course page.

Featured School Choices:

  • Colorado State University Global

    Colorado State University Global responds quickly to information requests through this site.

    Suggested programs:
    • Graduate Specialization - Information Technology
    • Master - Information Technology Management
    More information about Colorado State University Global
  • Northcentral University

    Northcentral University responds quickly to information requests through this site.

    Suggested programs:
    • Doctor of Business Administration - Applied Computer Science
    • PhD in Business Administration - Applied Computer Science
    • PhD Technology and Innovation Management Computer Science
    • Doctor of Business Administration - Computer and Information Security
    • PhD Technology and Innovation Management Cybersecurity
    More information about Northcentral University
  • Purdue University Global

    Purdue University Global responds quickly to information requests through this site.

    Suggested programs:
    • M.S. in Information Technology
    • M.S. in Information Technology Project Management
    • M.S. in Information Technology - Info Security & Assurance
    • MS in Information Technology - Business Intelligence and Analytics
    More information about Purdue University Global
  • Grand Canyon University

    Grand Canyon University responds quickly to information requests through this site.

    Suggested programs:
    • Bridge to the M.S. in Information Technology Management
    • M.S. in Information Technology Management
    • Master of Science in Cyber Security
    • Master of Science in Cyber Security (Bridge)
    More information about Grand Canyon University
  • Colorado Christian University

    Colorado Christian University responds quickly to information requests through this site.

    Suggested programs:
    • Cyber Security, M.S.
  • Regent University

    Regent University responds quickly to information requests through this site.

    Suggested programs:
    • M.S. in Cybersecurity - Cybersecurity Policy
    • M.A. in Law - Cybersecurity Law
    • M.A. in National Security Studies - Cybersecurity Policy
    • M.S. in Cybersecurity - Cybersecurity Management
    • M.S. in Business Analytics
    More information about Regent University