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.


TAROS conference logo
May 2, 2018
Professor Brian Scassellati has been invited as one of the keynote speakers at the 19th “Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems” (TAROS) Conference on July 25 - 27, 2018 hosted...
April 13, 2018
The Yale Social Robotics Lab is hosting an open house on Wednesday, April 18th from 4PM-7PM in the Department of Computer Science, 5th floor, 51 Prospect Street, New Haven,...
Robotic hand guiding human hand
January 31, 2018
Professor Brian Scassellati and several authors address the current state of robotics, examining 10 challenges of the field in the article “The grand challenges of Science...