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 10, 2014
The Yale Social Robotics Lab survived their first World Science Festival! Held in the NYU Kimmel Center in New York City, we held fun and informative robotics demos for...
May 23, 2014
On Sunday, June 1 we’ll be holding several robotics demonstrations at the World Science Festival in New York City. Come see us from 10AM-6PM in the NYU Kimmel Center (...
May 19, 2014
Graduate student and lab member, Brad Hayes, has had two of his conference papers and one workshop paper accepted for publication.  CONFERENCE PAPERS   2014 IEEE/RSJ...