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.


April 15, 2015
Our Spring Open House 2015 was a success! We had the opportunity to talk about our work and demonstrate our robots to almost 300 visitors!
April 6, 2015
Yale undergraduate and lab member, Danny Ullman ‘15 has received a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship. The NDSEG Fellowship is a highly...
April 6, 2015
Please join us for our next open house on Wednesday, April 15 from 3-6PM. This event is free and open to the public. There will be several stations with robotics demos lead...