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 11, 2024
Current and former members of Scazlab attended and contributed to the 19th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction (HRI) in Boulder, Colorado, USA...
February 29, 2024
Lab member Emmanuel Adéníran defended his dissertation “From Distraction to Interaction: Leveraging Robot-Driven Interplay for Effective Technical Education Amid...
January 2, 2024
Professor Scassellati has been elected as a 2024 AAAI Fellow! Professor Scassellati is recognized for his contributions to human-robot interaction and the use of robots to...