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.


March 16, 2015
On Monday, March 16th, Professor Scassellati and several social robotics lab members hosted a Google Hangout for students from the Blue Heron School in Littleton, Colorado....
January 26, 2015
Iolanda Leite received the Best Submission Award at the first ACM’s Special Interest Group in AI (SIGAI) Career Network Conference (SIGAI CNC), a meeting that supports...
January 21, 2015
Graduate students Aditi Ramachandran and Sarah Strohkorb were selected to attend the 2015 CRA-W Grad Cohort Workshop in San Francisco, CA on April 10-11, 2015. The Grad...