Personal profile

Research interests

I am interested in how new technologies might influence the social and cognitive development of children, especially children with developmental disorders like autism.

 

Biography

I graduated with undergraduate and masters degrees in Psychology from the University of Birmingham, followed by a PhD in Developmental Psychology at the University of Nottingham. I was an ESRC Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham, before becoming a Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, and then a Lecturer and Senior Lecturer at the University of Strathclyde. I joined Heriot-Watt University in 2012 as a Reader.

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Research Output 2000 2017

Do you think I approve of that? Designing facial expressions for a robot

McKenna, P. E., Lim, M. Y., Ghosh, A., Aylett, R., Broz, F. & Rajendran, G. 31 Aug 2017 Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Social Robotics. Springer, (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Robots

Evaluating Robot Facial Expressions

Aylett, R., Broz, F., Ghosh, A., McKenna, P. E., Rajendran, G., Foster, M. E., Roffo, G. & Vinciarelli, A. 15 Sep 2017 Proceedings of the 19th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI). ACM

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Robots
Radio frequency identification (RFID)
Demonstrations

Gaze contingent joint attention with an avatar in children with and without ASD

Little , G., Bonnar, L., Kelly, S., Lohan, K. S. & Rajendran, G. 9 Feb 2017 2016 Joint IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning and Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL-EpiRob). IEEE, p. 15-20 6 p. (IEEE International Conference on Development and Learning)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File
attention
Disorder
Pervasive Child Development Disorders
autism
child

Linking Expressive Behavior and Intention for Robot-assisted Training for Adults with ASD

Broz, F., Lim, M. Y., Ghosh, A., Rajendran, G. & Aylett, R. 6 Mar 2017

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
File
robot
intention
adult
training
behavior

Understanding the difference in pupil dilation between children with and without ASD during a joint attention memory task

Sheppard, E., Lohan, K. S., Little , G., Bonnar, L., Kelly, S. & Rajendran, G. 6 Mar 2017

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
attention
Pupil
Dilatation
child
pupils

Activities 2012 2016

  • 4 Participation in conference
  • 3 Invited talk
  • 1 Membership of committee

Wellcome Trust (External organisation)

Rajendran, G. (Member)
17 Jun 201518 Jun 2015

Activity: Membership of committee

Edinburgh International Science Festival 2008

Rajendran, G. (Participant)
14 Apr 2014

Activity: Participation in conference

Edinburgh International Science Festival 2014

Rajendran, G. (Participant)
10 Apr 2014

Activity: Participation in conference

Press / Media