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.


June 29, 2015
Brad Hayes’ paper, Effective Robot Teammate Behaviors for Supporting Sequential Manipulation Tasks, has been accepted for publication and oral presentation at the 2015 IEEE/...
June 4, 2015
Graduate students, postdocs and summer interns gathered at the end of the day for a soccer match. Lab soccer is one of the weekly Scazlab summer activities. Thank you Sarah...
May 26, 2015
The Social Robotics Lab at Yale University has multiple openings for postdoctoral researchers in the areas of human-robot interaction, artificial intelligence, and machine...