Prof. Rosalind W. Picard
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.
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