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.


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...
August 5, 2016
During today’s lab lunch, four summer interns presented the work they have completed over the summer. Presenting were Yale undergraduate Michael West (Davenport ‘18)...
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...