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.


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...
December 5, 2023
Mother Jones magazine has published an article discussing the potential of socially assistive robots for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Professor...
November 3, 2023
The Northeast Robotics Colloquium (NERC) will be hosted at Yale University on November 4, 2023. NERC is a research meeting, networking event, job-fair, and showcase event for...