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.


March 29, 2022
The New York Times has published an article featuring Scazlab research on assistive robots for adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. See the full story here: How Robots Can...
March 3, 2022
Watch the AI for Good Webinar titled “Cobots for Good: The future of Human-Robot Collaboration”, moderated by Professor Scassellati, here. Description of the webinar from the...
November 24, 2020
Time Magazine has named the socially-assitive robot tutor ABii one of the 100 best inventions of 2020. Abii is the first product from Van Robotics, a startup founded by...