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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • MAS.630 (Spring 2008) 
  • Course Title:
  • Affective Computing 
  • Course Level:
  • Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Media Arts and Sciences 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Rosalind Picard 
  • Course Introduction:

  • MAS.630 Affective Computing

    Spring 2008

    Course Highlights

    MAS.630 Affective Computing

    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.)

    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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