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Feeling mad? New devices can sense your mood and tell - or even text others. by Arthur Allen, Washington Post, January 13, 2014.
How Do You Feel? Your Computer Knows by Tom Geller, Communications of the ACM, January 2014.
Startup Gets Computers to Read Faces, Seeks Purpose Beyond Ads by David Talbot, MIT Technology Review, October 28, 2013.
Rosalind Picard: Robots will have a role in healthcare HARDtalk, BBC News Technology , October 24, 2013.
App helps tell difference between smirks, smiles by Karen Weintraub, Boston Globe, August 19, 2013.
Say Goodbye to the Taped Interview by Em Maier, Inc., June 17, 2013.
MIT’s new automated ‘life coach’ can help you ace job interviews (video) by Tom Cheredar, VentureBeat, June 16, 2013.
MACH system from MIT can coach those with social anxiety by Terrence O'Brien Engadget, June 15, 2013.
Virtual Conversation Coach Helps Overcome Social Awkwardness, Public Speaking Anxiety [VIDEO] by Ashik Siddique, Medical Daily, June 14, 2013.
New Computer Software Can Help Improve Social Skills by Anya Kamenetz, FastCompany, June 14, 2013.
Automated 'coach' could help with social interactions by David Chandler, MIT News, June 14, 2013.
How to..Inerpret Facial Expressions by Staff Writer, FastCompany, June 14, 2013.
Welcome to Rosalind Picard's touchy-feely world of empathic tech, by Adam Higginbotham, Wired UK, November 27, 2012.
But How Do You Really Feel? Someday the Computer May Know, by Karen Weintraub, The New York Times, October 15, 2012.
Delight or Frustration? Tough Call by David Chandler, Technology Review, September/October, 2012.
Epilepsy Watch by Chantal Braganza, Reader's Digest Canada, August, 2012.
Kiss your Unfeeling Computer Goodbye by Junko Yoshida , EE Times, August 22, 2012.
Teaching Devices to tell a Frown From a Smile by Karen Weintraub, Technology Review, August 21, 2012.
Biosensors to Monitor U.S. Students' Attentiveness by Stephanie Simon, Reuters, June 13, 2012.
Can new software tell if your smile is real? MIT Media Lab develops expression-analyzing software by Meghan Neal, NY DailyNews, May 29, 2012.
Algorithm Can Tell If Your Smile is Happy or Born of Frustration by Rebecca Boyle, Popular Science, May 29, 2012.
MIT Researchers Decode Your Smile by Tim Newcomb, Time, May 29, 2012.
MIT researchers teach computers to recognize your smile, frustration by Sean Buckley, Engadget, May 28, 2012.
What It Means That Computers Can Tell These Smiles Apart, But You Can't by Megan Garber, The Atlantic, May 26, 2012.
Can you tell a fake smile from a real one? Research lab's computer is better at guessing the truth than humans by Eddie Wrenn, DailyMail, May 25, 2012.
New Computer Algorithm Knows Your Phony Smile [VIDEO] by Sonia Paul, Mashable, May 25, 2012.
Fake Smile Study Uses Algorithm To Gauge Genuine Happiness, Frustration The Huffington Post, May 25, 2012.
Computers better at spotting fake smiles than humans The Telegraph, May 25, 2012.
MIT's algorithm can spot a fake smile better than a human can by Olivia Solon, Wired, May 25, 2012.
Is that smile real or fake? by David L. Chandler, MIT News, May 25, 2012. MIT Homepage spotlight
If You’re Faking a Smile, the MIT Media Lab Knows It by Lauren Landry, Boston Innovation, May 24, 2012.
Frustrated? You're Probably Smiling Anyway by Jennifer Welsh, Live Science, May 24, 2012.
Wristband Sensors Can Detect, and Possibly Predict, Life-Threatening Seizures by Clay Dillow, Popular Science, May 09, 2012.
The Epilepsy Wristband by Christopher Wright, DailyRx, April 28, 2012.
Wristband Could Predict Severe Epileptic Seizures by Sarah O'Meara, The Huffington Post UK, April 27, 2012.
Gauging Seizures' Severity by Larry Hardesty, MIT News Office, April 27, 2012.
Treating Epileptic Seizures in Kids by the Clock by Dawn Fallik The Wall Street Journal, April 24, 2012.
Training computers to recognize emotion by Anna Bressanin and camera by Ilya Shnitser, BBC, April 17, 2012.
Millward Brown, Affectiva: A new way to test emotional responses to ads, BizCommunity, February 15, 2012.
At MIT, computers that understand human emotions, by Amy Kraft, SmartPlanet, February 11, 2012.
- MIT Meter Measures the Mood of Passers-By, by Susannah F. Locke, Popular Science, November 10, 2011.
- Specs that see right through you, by Sally Adee, NewScientist, July 5, 2011.
- 2011 Invention Awards: A Mirror That Monitors Vital Signs, by Gregory Mone, Popular Science, May 26, 2011.
- Photo Essay: Furry Robots, Foldable Cars and More Innovations from MIT's Media Lab, PBS Newshour, May 20, 2011.
- Preventing Customers from Getting Stressed Out, by Kristina Grifantini, Technology Review, May 10, 2011.
- Pesquisadora analisa sorriso de usuário ao ver vídeo no YouTube, by Amanda Demetrio, Folha.com, May 8, 2011.
- Smile, MIT! You’re on the Mood Meter, by Laura Stilwell, The Tech Online Edition, May 6, 2011.
- Eye in the Sky: MIT's Mood Meter is Watching You - Smile!, by Gregory Gomer, BostInnovation, April 25, 2011.
- Mood Meter Analyzed Happiness of Passersby, by Morgen E. Peck, Innovation on msnbc.com, April 21, 2011.
- Mood Meter, a creation of MIT Media Lab, measures facial expressions from a public video feed, The Tech Online Edition, April 15, 2011.
- Affective Crowdsourcing, by Rob Morris, crowdresearch.org, April 12, 2011.
- Now computers can sense your emotions, by AFP, Emirates 24/7, April 1, 2011.
- Tech Night at the Pops, MIT Alumni Association and Boston Pops, 1896 to present, Museum.mit.edu, April 2011.
- MIT Spinoff Attempts to Measure Your Emotions, by Mark Hachman, PCMag.com, March 30, 2011.
- Want marketers to measure your emotions? That technology's coming (video), by Dean Takahashi, Venture Beat, March 30, 2011.
- Face Time: New App Reads Facial Responses, Boon To Marketers, by Gavin O'Malley, MediaPost, March 3, 2011.
- Replying to Emails Is More Stressful Than Public Speaking, by David Zax, Fast Company, March 3, 2011.
- Wearable Sensor Reveals what Overwhelms You, by Kristina Grifantini, Technology Review, March 3, 2011.
- Interactive: Analyze your smile with world's first cloud-based technology for reading facial expressions, Forbes.com, March 3, 2011.
- The Secret Life of Scientists & Engineers: Shaundra Daily, NOVA, March 2011.
- Affectiva Wins NSF Award to Enable Facial Expression Recognition Over the Web, Source: PRWEB, Allvoices, January 31, 2011.
- Mirror, Mirror on the Wall..., by David Chandler, Technology Review, January/February 2011.
- Computers That See You and Keep Watch Over You, by Steve Lohr, New York Times, January 1, 2011.
- Monitor your heart rate at home via webcam, by Lindsay Patterson, EarthSky, December 16, 2010.
- Longer vimeo movie of Technology for Non-contact, Multi-parameter Physiological measurements: CardioCam.
- Computers that monitor how kids feel, CNN.com, November 15, 2010.
- Rana el Kaliouby '98, '00 is taking the lead in making computers emotionally intelligent, AUCToday, Fall 2010.
- Bracelet may help communication for people with autism, Marketplace, November 9, 2010.
Sensor Detects Emotions through the Skin, by Kristina Grifantini, Technology Review, October 26, 2010.
The place where crazy inventors create your future, by Matthew Danzico, BBC News, October 19, 2010.
New Technology Coaches Autistic Children and Their Caretakers on Emotional Understanding, by Jon Bruner, Forbes, October 15, 2010.
Your vital signs, on camera: MIT team develops system for continuous medical monitoring using widely available video technology. by David L. Chandler, MIT News, October 4, 2010.
Tutors Made to Measure, by Maggie Jones, The New York Times, September 16, 2010.
EmotionML: Will computers tap into your feelings?, by Stephen Shankland, CNET News, August 30, 2010.
NSF award funds Media Lab researchers work on Autism spectrum disorders, MIT Media Lab, MIT News, August 20, 2010.
The future is now at MIT Media Lab, by Daniel Terdiman, CNET News, July 23, 2010.
MIT Faculty Spotlight: Rosalind Picard, by William Manning, MIT Industrial Liaison Program, May 5, 2010.
MIT Researchers Read Consumers’ Faces to Make a Better Taste Test, by Jennifer Valentino, Wall Street Journal Blogs: Digits, January 19, 2010.
Emotional robots: Will we love them or hate them?, by Hazel Muir, New Scientist, July 3, 2009.
How are you feeling today, user?, by David Kidd, Future Living Magazine, Edition 5, Spring Issue 2009, pp. 23, 2009.
2006 - 2007
Wired For Excitement, by Billy Baker, Boston Globe, October 28, 2007.
Look Out Logan: Software is Soft Wear, by Linda k. Wertheimer, Boston Globe, October 5, 2007.
Face Reader, PBS Wired Science Video Segment, October 5, 2007.
Science City for the Cambridge Science Festival Spotlight on G.I.R.L.S. software by WGBH, May 2007.
Vers La Robotique Affective, by Susan Le Remi, Internet ACTU Article, March 29, 2007.
Expressive Robot Computers
by Celeste Biever, EurekAlert, March 21, 2007.
Revolutionary, by Keith O'Brien, Boston Globe, February 18,
2007. At last - Affective Computing is finally confused with Effective
Computing (in this article about Frank Moss).
What if your Laptop knew how you felt?
by Cristian Lupsa, Christian Science Monitor, December 18, 2006.
by Jennifer Schuessler, New York Times Magazine, 6th Annual Year in Ideas issue, December 10, 2006.
Feeling Machine Science Update Podcast by Bob Hirshon, July 24, 2006.
How Interruptions Can Destroy Your Day
by Alison Motluk, NewScientist.com, June 28, 2006.
Help for Autism:
A New Device Teaches the Interpretation of Facial Cues by Susan Nasr, Technology Review.
Best & Brightest 2006:
The Future of Driving by Tom Chiarella, Esquire.
Companionship by Jeremy Rifkin, The Boston Globe, October 10, 2006. Jeremy Rifkin finds Picard study "amazing"
but frets about increasing loneliness.
Video from MIT Zigzag episode 4.
Teaching Machines to Care by Liz Karagianis, MIT Spectrum.
MIT Group Develops
'Mind-Reading' Device by Candace Lombardi, News.com, April 4, 2006.
Face Reader Bridges Autism Gap by Eric Smalley, Wired On-line, April 14, 2006.
Emotion Detectors: MIT's Wearable Devices May Aid Those With Autism by Catherine Elton,
Globe Correspondent, The Boston Globe, March 31, 2006.
Warns You if You're Boring or Irritating by Celeste Biever, New Scientist, March 29, 2006. Also picked up
at BoingBoing.net, March 29, 2006
and at science.slashdot.org, March 30,
'Smart' Technology Promises Efficiency but Raises Questions
by Heather Sells, CBN.com, March 3, 2006.
2003 - 2005
Virtual Fitness Trainer Gets Pulses racing
by Bennett Daviss, New Scientist, December 3, 2005, Magazine issue 2528.
ILP Edition of
MIT Technology Insider, October 2004.
Entschuldigung vom Drucker, by Hilmar Schmundt, Der Spiegel, 26 April 2004, p. 194.
Computers with Attitude,
Science News for Kids, March 2004.
New Computers Sense Users' Feelings, Respond by Chelsea Stark, The Daily Texan, February 20, 2004, page 6.
The Love Machine by David Diamond,
WIRED, December 2003, pages 230-235.
- Si Hacemos Los Ordenadores Mas Humanos Se Negaran A Trabajar by Javier Cavanilles, El Mundo, Valencia/Sociedad
Julio 2003, pg. 10.
- Entrevista: Rosalind Picard: Experta del MIT en Computacion Afectiva by Alejandro Sacristan,
Muy Interesante, No. 266, Julio 2003, pages 137-138.
Accident Free Driving: A Change of Perspectives, DaimlerChrysler HighTech Report, Edition 2/2002, pages 46-51.
Self Portraits of the Future, Emotion and the Computer by Noriko Takiguchi, Axis, Volume 99, September/October 2002,
How MIT Won Me Over by June Wakefield, ZDNet (UK),
June 26, 2001.
Infoconomist, May 9, 2002.
A Human Touch for Machines by Charles Piller, LA Times, May 7, 2002.
Looking Alive by Thomas Hine, The Atlantic,
At MIT Lab, Emotions Do Compute by Ellen Gamerman,The Baltimore Sun, August 22, 2001, page 1.
- Sensual Computing, PC PRO, Futures, May 1, 2001.
E-Learners Should Rule by Tamara Hosansky, Medical Meetings, April 1, 2001.
Making Sense: Robot Research Eyes Emotion by Gareth Cook,The Boston Globe, City & Region, April 30, 2001.
Getting to Know You by Carolyn Marshall, Business 2.0, March 20, 2001.
Wearable Computers, PC Upgrade, March 1, 2001.
Getting the Picture: How A Cybernetic Camera Triggered by the Subconscious Could Tackle Image Overload by Don Lake,
Advanced Imaging, November, 2000.
- Wearable Computers by William Van Winkle, Laptop, Science & Technology, October 1, 2000, pages 130- 136.
The IBTE Conversation: Computers That "Feel Your Pain" with Rosalind Picard by Albert M. Erisman and David W. Gill,
Bulletin of the Institute for Business, Technology & Ethics, Issue 13, October 2000, pages 4-9.
The Media Lab at a Crossroads by David H. Freedman, Technology Review September/October, 2000, pages 71-83.
Warm and Fuzzy Logic by Peter Kupfer,Metropolis, July 2000, pages 100-105, 134.
Citiace Pocitace", Pravda, Techn. Spektrum, June 29, 2000.
Putting a Smiley Face on the Computer by Grant Buckler,Computer Dealer News, June 2, 2000.
- La Moda Chip by Gian Emilio Mazzoleni,Carnet, June 1, 2000, pages 64-66 and September 1, 2000 (Milan).
Smart Envrironments, The MIT Report, March, 2000, pages 1-4.
PC, Gefuhlsecht, General-Anzeiger, April 2000.
Computer Sollen Sensibel Werden, Neue Westfalische and Haller Kreisblatt, April, 2000.
- Computer Sollen in Zukunft Sensibler Werden,Oberhessische Zeitung and Kreis-Anzeiger fur Wetterau und
Vogelsberg, April, 2000.
- Wie Sage Ich Es Meinem Computer?, Freiberger Nachrichten, April 14, 2000, page 8. Also in Grenchner Tagblatt
, March 22, 2000, page 25;Langenthaler Tagblatt, March 22, 2000, page 25 and Berner Rundschau, March, 22,
2000, page 25.
Modern PCs: Infinite Potential, As Always by Jim Rue, Computer Service & Repair, March/April, 2000.
Le Cybermonde Au Quotidien by Bruno D. Cot, L'Express, February, 10, 2000, page 97.
Before Long, The Desktop Could Know How You Feel by Ian Austen,International Herald Tribune, New York, Jan. 10, 2000.
Soon: Computers That Know You Hate Them by Ian Austen, The New York Times,, Circuits, January 6, 2000, pages E1,
Den Cursor mit Blinken Lenken, Desiree Karge and Harald Fette, CHIP, December 1999, pages 288-293.
Affective Computing and SENS*BLES, Weekly Toyo Keizai (in Japanese), December 11, 1999, pages 30-32.
The Feeling Machines: Would You Want Your PC to Respond to your Emotions? Affective Computers Can do Just That 151
and much more by James Geary, Time, October 11, 1999, pages 14-16.
- El Paradigma Nord-America, Tecno 2000, Dona I Ciencia, Revisita D'Innovacio A L' Empresa, Setembre/Octubre, 1999.
El Paradigma Nordamericano, Tecno 2000, Mujer Y Cienca, Revisita De Innovacion En La Empresa, Setiembre/Octubre, 1999.
Computers May Ease Life's Vexations by Tom Stein, San Francisco Chronicle, July 26, 1999.
Software, Hardware And Ready-to-Wear by Linton Weeks, Washington Post, June 18, 1999.
- Computers Will Be More Human by Michael J. Miller, PC Magazine, June 22, 1999, page 113.
- Edinburgh Festival Announcement, Computing (London), March 25, 1999.
IBM Research Director Focuses on Future of Computing by Janet Rae-Dupree, Troy (NY) Record, January 25, 1999.
- Interface-Off by Matt Steinglass, Metropolis, June 1999, pages 118-126.
- I Know How You Feel by Clive Davidson, New Scientist, May 8, 1999, pages 26-31.
- Ausgerechnet Wir by Christian Buck, Konrad, pages 22-28.
Se Il Computer Ha larteriosclerosi by Gualtiero Peirce, La Repubbica, page 39.
On Your Wavelength by Hester Lacey, The Independent On Sunday, May 26,1999.
- Miss Rosalind et Son Ordinateur by Jean-Luc Andrei, Vogue, February 1999.
- A Motherboard's Love by Emily Esterson, Inc. , September 15, 1998, No. 3, page 31.
- Mood Music by Christopher Miller, Popular Science, October 1998, page 45.
MIT's PC breakthrough by Margaret Kane, ZDNet News,
July 26, 1998.
- These Computers Know you Don't Like Them by Margaret Kane,
ZDNet News, July 22,1998.
Computer With A Heart Is Goal, Designer Says, Washington Times, February 17, 1998.
A HAL Of A Way To Take The Chip Off Marvin's Cold Shoulder by Tony Durham, The Times Higher,
March 13, 1998, page 111.
- Soft-hearted Hardware On The Way by Oliver Burkeman,
The Independent Network, December 14, 1998.
- Collected Works by Wendy Grossman, New Scientist, January 17, 1999, page 47.
Getting to Know You: Should Computers Have Emotions? by Lee Ridgway, MIT I/S, Volume 13, No. 4, March/April 1998,
Computers with Emotions by Jeffrey H. Epstein, The Futurist, April 1998, page 12.
PostScript Meets Pasta: MIT - Lab Full of High-Tech Toys by Jamie Beckett, San Francisco Chronicle,
Friday, October 9, 1998.
Wear Do PCs Go From Here? by Douglas Gantenbein, Home Office Computing, November 1998.
Computer Mit Gefulhlen by Karlhorst Klotz, CHIP, July 7, 1998, page 216.
In the Labs, Wearable Computers Are Becoming a Reality by Michel Marriott, The New York Times, July 23, 1998.
Boost Your PC's Emotional IQ by staff writer, Time Digital, September 7, 1998.
L'ordinateur Affectif (The Emotional Computer) by Roman Ikonicoff, Science & Vie, Number 971,
August 1998, pages 120-121.
Music and Graphics in Harmony by Donna Coco, Computer Graphics World, 1998.
Computer Emozionante by Simona Vigna, Il Mondo, Number 33/34, August 1998, pages 80-82.
- Digital Culture, Atlantic Unbound,
April 29, 1998.
FM Interviews: Rosalind Picard",,
First Monday, April 1998.
Music and Graphics in Harmony by Donna Coco, Computer Graphics World, August 1998,
The Body's Musical Rhythms by Julie Flaherty, New York Times, Circuits, June 11, 1998, page E4.
Lockhart Suits Up by Beth Carney and Maureen Dezell, The Boston Globe, June 4, 1998.
Emotionale Aufrüstung (Emotional Upgrade) by Christian Webber, Focus, Number 40, 1997, pages 246-248.
- Socrates At The Terminal: Emotion's Neglected Role In High-Tech Education by Norman Weinstein,
Educom Review, November/December 1997, pages 52-55.
- Frontiers in Cyberspace: Agents and Emissaries by John Adams, Webs, Wires & Waves, New York Times Ad
Supplement, April 20, 1997.
Beyond the Internet Generation 2 by John Adams, NSF feature in Discover, May 1997.
Research Shows Computers Can Be Murder by Peter Coffee, PC Week, December 29, 1997.
These Computers Were Made For Wearing by Lori Valigra, The Christian Science Monitor, December 18, 1997,
Your Computer Will Laugh With You, Someday by Daniel Goleman, The New York Times, January 7, 1997, pages
You're Wrong, Mr. Spock by David Concar, New Scientist Supplement, April 26, 1996, pages 4-7.
Negroponte: Affective Computing by Nicholas
Negroponte with Rosalind W. Picard, WIRED, April 1996, page 184.
- Aqui se Fabrica O Futuro by Heitor Shimizu and Ricardo Setti, Super Interessante, March 1996, pages 50-51.