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.


July 31, 2017
In a recently published R&D Magazine article “Robotic Teachers Can Adjust Style Based on Student Success,” Professor Scassellati discusses socially assistive robotics and...
April 4, 2017
Please join us for our spring open house. This event is fun for all ages and free and open to the public.  Location: Yale University Social Robotics Lab, 5th floor, 51...
February 20, 2017
Applications for the 2017 summer high school internship are now closed. Acceptance decisions will be made on or about March 31, 2017.