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.


May 26, 2015
The Social Robotics Lab at Yale University has multiple openings for postdoctoral researchers in the areas of human-robot interaction, artificial intelligence, and machine...
May 26, 2015
One of the projects of our NSF Expedition in Socially Assistive Robotics was featured on Yale Daily News this week. Iolanda Leite (Yale Social Robotics Lab) and Marissa McCoy...
May 24, 2015
A paper co-authored by lab member Brad Hayes was accepted and will appear at the 5th joint IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and on Epigenetic...