Public Engagment

Rajendran, G. BBC Teach’s Live Lessons  (6th February, 2024). Safer Internet Day. (5 mins in)

Rajendran, G. (November 28, 2023). Robo future: what do we want robots to do for us? WattMagazine.

Rajendran, G., (September 7, 2023).  Unlocking the full potential of robotics. The Scotsman's quarterly data supplement.

Rajendran, G.  (April 27, 2023). We need to discuss what jobs robots should do, before the decision is made for us. The Conversation.

Saturday 15th April, 7pm. 'The Psychology of Trust'. Robots After Dark - The Edinburgh Science Festival.

STV Scotland Tonight. 20th April, 2023.  Artificial Intelligence is transforming our world at a rapid rate. This has generated great excitement about the benefits that advanced technology can deliver for people and businesses.

TECH A BREAK Why spending hours on housework could become a thing of the past within 10 years. The Sun. 27th February, 2023.

UK plays catch-up with artificial intelligence and robotics. China Global Television Network, 13 November, 2022.

What does Scottish Society Need from Robots. Data Capital by The Scotsman. 22 August 2022.

The Psychology of Trust. Living With AI Podcast: Challenges of Living with Artificial Intelligence. 16 June 2022.

Rajendran, G., (2022). Aye Robot: Scots are helping to mould the next generation of robot helpers. The Herald. 3rd April 2022.

Rajendran. G. (2022). Digital humans: what technology reveals about our cognition, emotions and behaviour.  (available on YouTube) 30th March, 2022.

Thursday 14th April, 2022, 6pm (How Robots Will Help Us In The Future - Edinburgh Science ( : Robots as our servants, assistants, or companions?

Digital Humans: What technology reveals about our cognition, emotions and behaviour. Inaugural Lecture, Wednesday 30th June, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.

Why coding should at the centre of the curriculum. TES. (13th July, 2021)

Calls to teach coding at primary schools. The Scottish Herald. (29th March, 2021)

Trust in Robots.  March (2021) National Robotarium Newletter.

Rajendran, G. (2021). Aye Robot: an introduction to social and developmental robotics. 11 March.  James Gillespie's High School.

Rajendran, G. (2021). ''A Hitchhikers Guide to Technology'. Psychology on Tap.  23rd February 2021.

Rajendran, (2021). Aye Robot, The Moon, from the Scottish Sun.

Rajendran, G. (2020). The Enhancement Lectures Series: Race, Racism and Anti-Racisim in 2020 (panel discussion)

Rajendran, G. (2020). CoDi @ The Stand. 4th February, 2020. 'OK Computer or Paranoid Android'.

Rajendran, G. (2019). 'OK Computer or Paranoid Android?' The Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas. Edinburgh Fringe Festival. August, 2019. Wednesday Evening 7/8/19 (8.10 pm) Thursday Afternoon 15/8/19 (1.30 pm).

McKenna et al (2019). Edinburgh International Science Festival. Hawthornden Court at the National Museum of Scotland on Tues 16 and Weds 17 April 2019.

Rajendran, G. (2019). 'Technology as a tool for promoting equality of opportunity for people with developmental conditions'. Health, Innovation and Technologies (HIT) Festival. 1 April, 2019

RoboCation: is an EPSRC-funded public engagement project.

How Robot research could help humans from themselves. Sunday Herald . 13 May 2018.

Rajendran, G. (2018). Time’s up Mister Bond: why new ideas of identity mean the next 007 should be black, bisexual – or even a woman. The Conversation. Picked up  by The Herald, Daily Express; and Scottish Daily Mail, Wakefield Express (Web); Leamington Spa Courier (Web); Edinburgh Evening News (Web); Yorkshire Evening Post (Web); Bognor Regis Observer (Web); Sheffield Star (Web).

Demo. Scottish Government’s National autism conference, 28th March 2018, Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC).

AUTISMUS IN DER ARBEITSWELT: Wie guckt der Chef, wenn er sich ärgert? [AUTISM IN THE WORK WORLD: How does the boss look when he gets angry?]. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. ( 7, March, 2018.

Rajendran, G. (2018). Stuck in the past: why the UK needs to produce creative thinkers not exam-passing machines. The Conversation.

Sicsa DemoFest (November, 2017). Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh.

Social robot could help autistic adults find work. Reuters. Straitstimes, 28, December 2017.

Co-host for Engage in Edinburgh tech hour. 19:00, 7 December 2017.

Edinburgh robot could help autistic adults find work. The Scotsman, 16 October 2017.

Blue Peter: The robots are coming! 10 August, 2017, 17:30. CBBC Channel.

Rajendran, G. (2017). Through the looking glass: what robots tell us about ourselves. Innovation Robotics. Edinburgh International Conference Centre, 15 March, 2017.

Rajendran, G. (2017). How robots can help us embrace a more human view of disability. The Conversation, republished in The Independent and Huffington Post.

Robotics revolution. BBC Scotland TV, Radio and news website (20 March 2017)

Rajendran, G.(2016). Robots, virtual environments & developmental disorders: technology advancement needs neurodiversity. TED-X, 8 October, 2016, Heriot-Watt University

Jones, A., Dritschel., B., & Rajendran, G. (2016). ‘Knowing me knowing you: Do individuals with autistic spectrum disorders have a theory of their own mind? 16-18 September 2016, Edinburgh. XI Autism- Europe International Congress. 

Peter McKenna and Thusha Rajendran to present: What can frog hopping tell us about your brain? on Thursday 10th April at 5.30pm at Summerhall, as part of the 2014 Edinburgh International Science Festival. (p.43)

Thusha Rajendran will be presenting his dangerous idea at the ‘Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas’ on Monday 14th April at 8pm at Summerhall  2014 Edinburgh International Science Festival. (p.50)

Thusha Rajendran will be a participant at Wellcome Trust Ideas Lab in partnership with Edinburgh International Film Festival 2015 and Beltane Public Engagement Network.

Paper on multitasking using a virtual environment was reported in The Scotsman. I gave an interview about this work on BBC Radio Scotland’s flagship news programme (Newsdrive) that day, 16 August 2011.