Keith Jones, Ph.D.
Associate Department Chair
Human Factors Psychology, University of Cincinnati
Phone: (806) 834-8745
Fax: (806) 742-0818
Office: 212, Lab: 155
I am interested in the overlap between James Gibson's ecological approach to perception-action and robotics. Ultimately, I believe that researching that overlap will lead to improvements in robotics and human-robot interaction, as well as a better understanding of human perception-action. Our research concerns the following types of questions.
For Tele-operated robots.
- What factors constrain whether a robot can be tele-operated through a given aperture?
- Can tele-operators accurately judge whether a robot can be tele-operated through an aperture?
For Autonomous robots.
- Can we develop robots that acquire information through active exploration? If so, what are the advantages/disadvantages of doing so?
- Can people judge the affordances of autonomous robots?
- Can we leverage what we know about how people judge affordances associated with other people to design robots that have that ability?
- Jones, K.S., & Schmidlin, E.A. (2011). Human-robot interaction: Toward usable personal robots. InReviews of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Volume 7 (pp. 100-148). Santa Monica, CA: Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.
- Jones, K.S., Johnson, B.R., & Schmidlin, E.A. (2011). Tele-operation through apertures: Pass-ability vs. drive-ability. Journal of Cognitive Engineering and Decision Making, 5(1), 10-28.
- Jones, K.S., Derby, P.L., & Schmidlin, E.A. (2010). An investigation of the prevalence of replication research in Human Factors. Human Factors, 52(5), 586-595.
- Jones, K.S., DeLucia, P.R., Hall, A.D. & Johnson, B.R. (2009). Can metric feedback training hinder actions involving distance? Human Factors, 51, 419-432.
- Jones, K.S., Ballew, T.V. & Probst, C.A. (2008). Does content affect whether users remember that Web pages were hyperlinked? Human Factors, 50(5), 763-771.
- Farris, J.S., Johnson, B.R., & Jones, K.S. (2006). Width guidelines for objects with penetrable and impenetrable interface element borders. Behaviour and Information Technology, 25, 83-90.
- Jones, K.S., Farris, J.S., & Johnson, B.R. (2005). Why does the negative impact of inconsistent knowledge on Internet navigation persist?. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 19(2), 203-223.
- Jones, K.S., Farris, J.S., & Johnson, B.R. (2005). GUI Objects with impenetrable borders: Instructions (not practice) makes perfect. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 62(6), 687-712.
- Jones, K.S., Farris, J.S., Elgin, P.D., Anders, B.A., & Johnson, B.R. (2005). A report on a novice user's interaction with the Internet through a self-voicing application. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 99(1), 40-54.
- Jones, K.S., Middendorf, M.S., McMillan, G., Calhoun, G., & Warm, J.S. (2003). Comparing mouse and steady-state visual evoked response-based control. Interacting with Computers, 15(4), 603-621.
- Jones, K.S. (2003). What is an affordance?. Ecological Psychology, 15(2), 107-114.
Teaching Interests and Activities
- Human-Computer Interaction
- Human Factors Methods
- Research Methods
- Human Factors Psychology
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