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.

News

April 18, 2016
On Wendnesday, April 13th, we welcomed a group of Dream Chasers to the social robotics lab. The Dream Chasers first visited us in January 2016 and this second group took time...
April 6, 2016
On March 30, 2016, graduate students Sarah Strohkorb and Aditi Ramachandran visited a teen science after school program at the Guilford Free Library.They talked to middle...
April 1, 2016
PhD candidate and lab member Aditi Ramachandran’s paper “Shaping Productive Help-Seeking Behavior During Robot-Child Tutoring Interactions” was nominated for best paper...