I am a human factors engineer, my focus is on Human-System-Integration (HSI), how to facilitate the interaction of humans with technology, intelligent systems and robots with and without other humans in the environment.
My research can be divided grossly into domains:
- Human Robot Interaction (HRI) for service and domestic robots (Ageing, robots at home, social assistive robots), design considerations for social assistive robots, design for attachment, understandability and trust.
- Human Factors in Transportation and Traffic Safety Drivers’ skill and style, professional drivers, novice drivers, fatigue and passive fatigue, autonomous vehicles), Pedestrian behavior and movement, child pedestrians’ crossing behavior, older pedestrians, distraction of pedestrians. Recently I deal more with automation and autonomous driving, comfort of autonomous vehicle occupants and mediating the driving tasks between human and automation drivers. With regard to pedestrians we now look at how pedestrians will interact with autonomous cars.
- Affective design, Hedonomics and Well being, Design for Attachment
- Designing robots with relationships in mind: Toward Design Tools to Improve Human-Robot Acceptance
- Human factors in the Military/Homeland Security
- Tactile, Attention and Multimodal Displays
I combine theoretical and applied research including field studies.
We constantly develop and improve our state-of-the-art Ergonomics laboratory complex at BGU in which we experiment and run studies on these topics.
We also conduct field studies.
A conclusive book on these topics is Mind, Machine and Morality by P.A. Hancock who is a dear friend and mentor.