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.


October 16, 2014
Brad Hayes presented the paper, “A Developmentally Inspired Transfer Learning Approach to Predicting Skill Durations”, co-authored with labmates Corina Grigore, Alex Litoiu,...
October 13, 2014
Kate Tsui has accepted a postdoctoral associate position at Scazlab. She holds her PhD, MS, and BS degrees in computer science from the University of Massachusetts Lowell....
October 12, 2014
Lab members André Pereira, Iolanda Leite, Sarah Strohkorb, Daniel Ullman and Chris Datsikas participated in the Northeast Robotics Colloquium (NERC) held at Brown University...