Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Research Associate







708City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Maitreyee Wairagkar is Postdoc Research Associate in affective robotics in the Biomechatronics lab, Department of Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College London and in the Care Research and Technology Centre at the UK Dementia Research Institute. She received PhD degree in Cybernetics focusing on Brain Computer Interface for movement prediction, and MEng degree in AI and Cybernetics, both from the University of Reading, UK. Previously, she was Research Assistant in neuro-rehab technology for brain injury, and movement modelling with wearables for Parkinson's disease (SPHERE) at the University of Reading and University of Southampton. Maitreyee was also venture lead in MedTech SuperConnectorâ„¢ Accelerator where she led the development of social robot BrainBot for mental health.

Her multidisciplinary research is focused on breaking barriers between humans and technology by developing intuitive modes of interaction using brain signals, movement, and natural language. She is developing brain-computer interfaces, social robots and healthcare technologies using AI and machine learning, signal processing, affective computing, natural language processing, computational neuroscience and time series modelling for physiological and inertial sensor data. Her research has resulted in applications for neurorehabilitation and assistive technology for people with dementia, stroke, brain injury and Parkinson's disease. 

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Lima MR, Wairagkar M, Gupta M, et al., 2021, Conversational affective social robots for ageing and dementia support, Ieee Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems, ISSN:2379-8920

Wairagkar M, Lima MR, Bazo D, et al., 2021, Emotive response to a hybrid-face robot and translation to consumer social robots, Ieee Internet of Things Journal, ISSN:2327-4662

Wairagkar M, Hayashi Y, Nasuto SJ, 2021, Dynamics of long-range temporal correlations in broadband EEG during different motor execution and imagery tasks, Frontiers in Neuroscience, Vol:15, ISSN:1662-453X, Pages:1-17

Natarajan N, Vaitheswaran S, Raposo de Lima M, et al., 2021, Acceptability of social robots and adaptation of hybrid-face robot for dementia care in India: a qualitative study, American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, ISSN:1064-7481

Raposo de Lima M, Wairagkar M, Natarajan N, et al., 2021, Robotic telemedicine for mental health: a multimodal approach to improve human-robot engagement, Frontiers in Robotics and Ai, Vol:8, ISSN:2296-9144

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