Getting our machines to detect emotions is a smart idea and a rather large step into the SkyNet direction. Look at this patent. WTF is going on here?
Thankfully I can tell you.
While Donny Osmond here is busy enjoying his unique programming, the Playstation Eye located strategically at position ’16′ picks up any sounds and movements in the immediate vicinity. The PS3 then processes the information and then picks up on moods like happiness, sadness, excitement but also the much less preferred fear, anxiety and pants-wetting.