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 17, 2014
On Tuesday, April 15th several social robotics lab members hosted a Google Hangout for the GUTS club (Growing Up Thinking Scientifically) at a rural school in New Mexico....
April 14, 2014
We’re proud to announce that four papers authored by social robotics lab members have been accepted to the 36th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (...
April 11, 2014
Yale and social robotics lab alumna, Emma Alexander, has received a 2014 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Emma graduated from Yale in 2013 and is currently pursuing her...