MAS.630 Affective Computing

Class Info

Instructs students on how to develop technologies that help people measure and communicate emotion, that respectfully read and that intelligently respond to emotion, and have internal mechanisms inspired by the useful roles emotions play. Topics vary from year to year, and may include the interaction of emotion with cognition and perception; the communication of human emotion via face, voice, physiology, and behavior; construction of computers, agents, and robots having skills of emotional intelligence; the role of emotion in decision-making and learning; and affective technologies for education, autism, health, and market research applications. Weekly reading, discussion, and a term project required. Enrollment limited.

This class has no prerequisites.

MAS.630 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by R. W. Picard.

This class counts for a total of 3 credits. This is a graduate-level class.

In the Fall 2015 Subject Evaluations, MAS.630 was rated 6.5 out of 7.0. You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Affective Computing site or on the MAS.630 Stellar site.

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