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.


July 29, 2015
PhD candidate, Aditi Ramachandran, and undergraduate, Priyanka Krishnamurthi, were interviewed by the Record-Journal (Meriden, CT) for their study currently being conducted...
July 22, 2015
On July 1st, a group of students from the Franklin Academy in East Haddam, CT toured the social robotics lab. This fieldtrip was part of their 2 week summer session program...
June 29, 2015
Brad Hayes’ paper, Effective Robot Teammate Behaviors for Supporting Sequential Manipulation Tasks, has been accepted for publication and oral presentation at the 2015 IEEE/...