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 5, 2015
On Friday, October 2nd a group of students from Smith College visited our lab to learn more about what we do. This visit was part of a larger tour of the Computer Science...
September 21, 2015
PhD candidate Brad Hayes shares his research on human-robot collaboration in a recent article in YaleNews.  Brad will defend his dissertation “Supportive Behaviors for...
August 26, 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...