MAS.630 Affective Computing

Spring 2002

NASA's Robonaut.
NASA's Robonaut. (Image courtesy of NASA's Robonaut Page.)

Course Highlights

The calendar and projects sections provide a fairly complete overview of this class, detailing week-by-week assignments, and providing a look at the work of some teams of students.

Course Description

This course 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 can recognize and respond appropriately to human emotional expressions, the development of computers that "have" emotion, and other areas of current research interest. Weekly reading, discussion, and a term project are also required.

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

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Course Meeting Times

One session / week
2 hours / session