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 16, 2023
Recent PhD graduate Jake Brawer won the best technical paper award at the 18th Annual ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human Robot Interaction (HRI) in Stockholm, Sweden...
February 27, 2023
Lab member Jake Brawer defended his dissertation “Fusing Symbolic and Subsymbolic Approaches for Natural and Effective Human-Robot Collaboration” today.  Abstract: Human-...
November 29, 2022
Fourth year PhD student Rebecca Ramnauth was featured in Yale’s For Humanity Illuminated Student Video, which can be seen here. More information on For Humanity...