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

September 19, 2014
Brad Hayes presented his paper, “Discovering Task Constraints Through Observation and Active Learning” at IROS 2014, held in Chicago, IL, USA. This work investigated the use...
September 18, 2014
Henny Admoni gave a research talk at the IROS 2014 Workshop on Rehabilitation and Assistive Robotics which was held on September 18 in Chicago, IL. Her presentation, titled “...
September 12, 2014
Nadia Chernyak, a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences at Brown University, is visiting our lab today and...