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.


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...
September 7, 2016
UPDATE: Lab meetings for the Fall 2016 semester will be held on Tuesdays at 4PM in the social robotics lab.  Many of our lab members will be traveling the next few weeks and...
August 31, 2016
A handful of current and former lab members attended the 25th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN) at Columbia Teachers College...