The Interaction Lab focuses on developing computational principles and techniques to enable socially assistive human-robot interaction. The goal of Socially Assistive Robotics (SAR) is to improve user health and wellness, communication, learning, and autonomy. Professor Maja Matarić and her students conduct research in an interdisciplinary arena that uses computer science and engineering, as well as human studies evaluation, to assist in mitigating critical societal problems that require sustained personalized support to supplement the efforts of parents, caregivers, clinicians, and educators.