Affective Computing

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.)

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MIT Course Number

MAS.630

As Taught In

Spring 2008

Level

Graduate

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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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Picard, Rosalind. MAS.630 Affective Computing, Spring 2008. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/media-arts-and-sciences/mas-630-affective-computing-spring-2008 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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