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Recognizing Tigger's Expressions

From the results of the first experiment, I created a prototype Affective Tigger, capable of limited expression. Initially only his ears moved. I asked three teenage children in an informal survey if they could identify the Affective Tigger's expressions. They easily identified `happy' and `not-as-happy' from `sad' but mentioned that in general he always looked happy. Once I sewed the Affective Tigger's mouth shut they all agreed that the `unhappy' expression was more easily identified, than before.

Dana L Kirsch
Tue May 25 08:59:22 EDT 1999