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.

News

November 14, 2014
Henny Admoni, Iolanda Leite, Kate Tsui and Professor Scassellati were in Atlanta earlier this week to participate in the NSF Joint Expeditions in Computing Meeting. This...
November 6, 2014
Professor Scassellati has agreed to be the instructor for the potential joint Harvard-Yale CS50 experimental course. The plan for this introductory computer science course...
November 3, 2014
A great part of our team went to Los Angeles last week to attend a 3-day SAR Technical Workshop hosted by the Interaction Lab at University of Southern California. Graduate...