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.


December 3, 2014
Professor Brian Scassellati was interviewed for Boston Magazine’s article on the joint Harvard-Yale CS50 class he’ll be co-teaching in the Fall of 2015. View the...
December 1, 2014
Three papers authored by social robotics lab members have been accepted at the 10th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction. This year’s HRI will...
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...