Human-Robotic Interaction, Aging, Mobile Manipulator Home Robots, Home Healthcare, Levels of Robot Autonomy
I am working on the following projects in the HFA Lab:
- Investigating the role of robot autonomy (i.e., ranging from teleoperation to fully autonomous) and its effect on human robot interaction
- Investigating age-related differences in emotion recognition of facial emotion-expressive robotic and virtual agents (Philips iCat).
- Identifying needs of older adults and caregivers accommodated by a personal robot’s (PR2) mobile manipulation capabilities, as well as the factors that will lead to acceptance of such robotic assistance in a home environment.
- Examining human factors issues faced by home healthcare providers, and the need for human factors intervention (including future technology) to ease the frustrations and difficulties related to daily caregiving.
- Completing the requirements for Ph.D. in Engineering Psychology
- Master of Science, Engineering Psychology, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010
- Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, University of Dayton, OH, 2006
Affiliations and Professional Positions
- Human Factors and Ergonomics Society National Chapter
- Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Aging Technical Group
- APA Student Member (Division 21)
- Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Georgia Tech Student Chapter, Secretary 2010-2011
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- Office Location : Psychology Building, Room B77
- Phone Number : 404-894-8344
- Fax: 404-894-8905
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- McBride, S. E., Beer, J. M., Mitzner, T. L., & Rogers, W. A. (2011). Challenges for home health care providers: A needs assessment. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 29(1), 5-22.
- Crutcher, R. J., & Beer, J. M. (2011). An auditory analog of the picture superiority effect. Memory & Cognition, 39, 63-74.
- Beer, J. M., Springman, J. M., McBride, S. E., Mitzner, T. L, & Rogers, W. A. (2011). Needs assessment for certified nursing assistants providing personal care. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomic Society 55th Annual Meeting. (pp. 291-295). Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.
- Takayama, L., Marder-Eppstein, E., Harris, H., & Beer, J. M. (2011). Assisted driving of a mobile remote presence system: System design and controlled user evaluation. Proceedings of the International Conference on Robotics and Automation: ICRA 2011, Shanghai, CN.
- Beer, J. M., & Takayama, L. (2011). Mobile remote presence systems for older adults: Acceptance, benefits, and concerns. Proceedings of Human-Robot Interaction Conference: HRI 2011, Lausanne, CH. [nominated for best paper = top 6%]
- Beer, J. M., Fisk, A. D., & Rogers, W. A. (2010). Recognizing emotion in virtual agent, synthetic human, and human facial expressions. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomic Society 54rd Annual Meeting. (pp. 2388-2392). Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.