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.


November 4, 2016
Professor Brian Scassellati gave a keynote presentation at the International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR) in Kansas City, Missouri on November 3, 2016. ICSR brings...
November 4, 2016
Fifth year PhD student Corina Grigore received a best student paper finalist nomination at the Eighth International Conference on Social Robotics in Kansas City, MO November...
October 3, 2016
PhD candidate Sarah Strohkorb was interviewed by PCMag.com for the article “Taking Robots to the Next Level: Small Talk and Bear Hugs?” regarding her research accepted to the...