A Blueprint for Affective Computing
A sourcebook and manual
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interaction, e-learning, game characters, or companion devices more marketable by endowing the 'soulless' robots or agents with the ability to recognize and adjust to the user's feelings as well as to be able to communicate appropriate emotional signals.
A Blueprint for Affective Computing: A sourcebook and manual is the very first attempt to ground affective computing within the disciplines of psychology, affective neuroscience, and philosophy. This book illustrates the contributions of each of these disciplines to the development of the ever-growing field of affective computing. In addition, it demonstrates practical examples of cross-fertilization between disciplines in order to highlight the need for integration of computer
science, engineering and the affective sciences.
Focusing on a topic at the frontiers of human computer interaction research, this book will be of great interest to students and researchers in psychology, neuroscience, computational neuroscience, computer science, and artificial intelligence.
THEORETICAL APPROACHES TO THE STUDY OF EMOTION IN HUMANS AND MACHINES; THE EMOTION PROCESS: PERSPECTIVES FROM PSYCHOLOGY AND THE NEUROSCIENCES; EMOTIONAL EXPRESSION: GROUND TRUTH AND AGENT EVALUATION; APPROACHES TO THE COMPUTATIONAL MODELLING OF EMOTION; APPROACHES TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF EMOTIONALLY COMPETENT AGENTS; APPROACHES TO DEVELOPING EXPRESSION CORPORA AND DATABASES; CONCLUSIONS
has held the chair of emotion psychology at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, with teaching and research activities focussing on the areas of emotion, stress, motivation, personality, and organisational behaviour.
Klaus Scherer is currently the Director of the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research for the Affective Sciences, established by the Swiss government and the Swiss National Science Foundation, and of its leading house at the University of Geneva, the Interfaculty Centre for Affective Sciences.
Tanja Banziger studied psychology in Switzerland (Lausanne and Geneva). She obtained a PhD in the
vocal communication of emotion in 2004. For her post-doc she worked on the recognition of emotion
in face and voice. She currently teaches at Hoegskola i Gavle.
Dr. Roesch started as a professional software engineer, before completing undergraduate and postgraduate studies in cognitive science. He completed his undergraduate research track record by joining the Affective Neuroscience Laboratory, at Harvard University, as a Research Assistant. In 2004, he joined Prof. Scherer's lab to pursue a PhD in psychology investigating the unfolding of attentional resource to the processing of emotionally-relevant information. In 2008, he was awarded a fellowship
by the Swiss National Science Foundation to join the Computing Dept. at Imperial College, where he contributed to the development of NeMo, a modelling platform of spiking neurons using high-performance Graphics Processing Units (GPU). In 2