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 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...
September 3, 2014
Today, Justin Hart successfully defended his dissertation “Robot Self-Modeling” and received his Ph.D. in Computer Science. Justin is now a postdoc at the CARIS Lab at the...
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September 2, 2014
The paper “People Help Robots Who Help Others, Not Robots Who Help Themselves”, by Bradley Hayes, Daniel Ullman, Emma Alexander, Caroline Bank, and Brian Scassellati, was...