Human-Robotic Interaction, Social Agents, Assistive Robotics, Robot Acceptance
I am working on the following projects in the HFA Lab:
- Investigating barriers to and facilitators of acceptance of personal robots
- Investigating age-related differences in how individuals recognize emotion displayed by robots and virtual agents.
- 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.
- Completing the requirements for Ph.D. in Engineering Psychology
- Master of Science, Engineering Psychology, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011
- Bachelor of Science, Psychology, West Virginia University, 2007
Affiliations and Professional Positions
- Human Factors and Ergonomics Society National Chapter
- Student Affiliate of APA, APA Division 21
- Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Georgia Tech Chapter, Secretary 2009-2010
- Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Aging Technical Group, Webmaster 2009-2013
- PDF version of CV
- Office Location : Psychology Building, Room B77
- Phone Number : 404-894-8344
- Fax: 404-894-8905
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Smarr, C.-A., Mitzner, T. L., Beer, J. M., Prakash, A., Chen, T. L., Kemp, C. C., & Rogers, W. A. (2014). Domestic robots for older adults: Attitudes, preferences, and potential. International Journal of Social Robotics, 6(2), 229-247. doi:10.1007/s12369-013-0220-0
- Mitzner, T. L., Smarr, C.-A., Rogers, W. A., & Fisk, A. D. (in press). Considering older adults’ perceptual capabilities in the design process. In J. Szalma, M. Scerbo, P. Hancock, R. Parasuraman, & R. Hoffman (Eds.),Cambridge Handbook of Applied Perception Research. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
- Prakash, A., Beer, J. M., Deyle, T., Smarr, C.-A., Chen, T. L., Mitzner, T. L., Kemp, C. C., & Rogers, W. A. (2013). Older adults’ medication management in the home: How can robots help? Proceedings of the 8th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI’13; pp. 283-290).
- Smarr, C.-A., Prakash, A., Beer, J. M., Mitzner, T. L., Kemp, C. C., & Rogers, W. A. (2012). Older adults' preferences for and acceptance of robot assistance for everyday living tasks. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 56th Annual Meeting (pp. 153-157). Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.
- Cullen, R. H., Smarr, C.-A., Serrano-Baquero, D., McBride, S. E., Beer, J. M., & Rogers, W. A. (2012). The smooth (tractor) operator: Outcomes of a knowledge engineering project. Applied Ergonomics, 43, 1122-1130.
- Fausset, C. B., Bujak, K. R., Kline, K. A., Beer, J. M., Smarr, C.–A., Adams, A. E., McBride, S. E., & Burnett, J. S. (2012). Leaving the lecture hall: Conducting HF/E outside the classroom. Ergonomics in Design, 20(3), 23-26.
- Beer, J. M., Smarr, C.-A., Chen, T. L., Prakash, A., Mitzner, T. L., Kemp, C. C., & Rogers, W. A. (2012). The domesticated robot: Design guidelines for assisting older adults to age in place. Proceedings of the 7th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction (HRI’12; pp. 335-342).
- Smarr, C.-A., Fisk, A. D., & Rogers, W. A. (2011). Dynamic vs. static: Age-related differences in recognizing emotive facial expressions in a virtual agent. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 55th Annual Meeting (pp. 1957-1961). Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.