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.


December 9, 2015
The Social Robotics Lab is very interested in recruiting new PhD students. Our lab is in the Computer Science department within the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences...
December 2, 2015
PhD candidate and lab member Aditi Ramachandran’s paper “Shaping Productive Help-Seeking Behavior During Robot-Child Tutoring Interactions” was accepted to the 2016 ACM...
December 1, 2015
The Social Robotics Lab would like to welcome Raúl Pérula-Martínez to the lab. Raúl will be visiting us for three months in conjunction with his PhD work in robotics at the...