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.


July 1, 2016
Former lab member and current MIT postdoc, Dr. Brad Hayes discusses human-robot collaboration on a recent episode of the Current Science and Technology podcast from the...
June 10, 2016
Professor Malte Jung visited the lab on Thursday, June 9th. Dr. Jung is Assistant Professor of Information Science at Cornell University. His research focuses on the...
June 3, 2016
Scaz will discuss “Robots that Teach” at a talk at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT on Tuesday, June 14 at 7PM. For more information on that event including reservation...