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.


July 16, 2020
The July edition of Science Robotics features and article co-authored by Professors Brian Scasellati and Marynel Vazquez on  the potential of socially assistive robots during...
June 5, 2020
Want to help kids deal with social isolation?  Want a free robot?   Today we are releasing on the App Store and Google Play a free software application that allows kids to...
May 27, 2020
On Thursday May 28th at 2pm EDT watch this live discussion hosted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and Science Robotics with Pofessor...