Welcome to Social Robotics at Yale!

Human behavior has been studied from many perspectives and at many scales. Psychology, sociology, anthropology, and neuroscience each use different methodologies, scope, and evaluation criteria to understand aspects of human behavior. Computer science, and in particular robotics, offers a complementary perspective on the study of human behavior.

Our research focuses on building embodied computational models of human social behavior, especially the developmental progression of early social skills. Our work uses computational modeling and socially interactive robots in different methodological roles to explore questions about social development that are difficult or impossible to assail using methods of other disciplines.


September 7, 2016
UPDATE: Lab meetings for the Fall 2016 semester will be held on Tuesdays at 4PM in the social robotics lab.  Many of our lab members will be traveling the next few weeks and...
August 31, 2016
A handful of current and former lab members attended the 25th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN) at Columbia Teachers College...
August 17, 2016
We wish a fond farewell to Francesca Stramandinoli! Francesca visited the Social Robotics Lab as a Lab Research Associate from February to August 2016. Francesca is going...