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MAS.630 Affective Computing

As taught in: Spring 2008

Humanoid robot holding a sign that reads 'Caution: robot operation area. Do not enter.'

With the ability to sense and respond to human emotions, robots will become more effective at many tasks. (Image courtesy of NASA.)

Level:

Graduate

Instructors:

Prof. Rosalind W. Picard

Course Description

This class explores computing that relates to, arises from, or deliberately influences emotion. Topics include the interaction of emotion with cognition and perception; the role of emotion in human-computer interaction; the communication of human emotion via face, voice, physiology, and behavior; construction of computers that have skills of emotional intelligence; the development of computers that "have" emotion; affective technologies for autism; and other areas of current research interest. Weekly reading, discussion, and a term project are required.


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