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Imperial College London


AI personal trainer for your mind

BrainBot is a personalised wellbeing and mindfulness coach, ready to help you anytime, anywhere. BrainBot helps people to be more motivated and productive in life by suggesting different activities specifically tailored to them. Using natural speech and human-like facial expressions to communicate, which makes conversations more relatable, engaging and fun.

BrainBot in action

  • The team is collaborating with psychiatrists in India to explore the use of BrainBot as an affordable tool for therapy
  • Testing BrainBot prototype with Dementia patients in India to assess its acceptability
  • And scientifically studying the impact of interaction with BrainBot on human brain signals

What’s next

BrainBot 2 for clinical therapy is a virtual robotic platform for clinicians to provide remote therapy to their patients. Clinicians can talk to patients via BrainBot, convey different emotions and video record the therapy sessions. Patients can participate in the therapy using BrainBot from the comfort of their homes. BrainBot also provides autonomous therapies and activities tailored to each patient’s requirements to provide the best possible support.

The team

Our team members are Dr Maitreyee Wairagkar and Maria Raposo de Lima. Maitreyee is a postdoctoral researcher at Imperial College working on social robotics and decoding brain signals for healthcare. Her background is in AI, Cybernetics, Brain-Computer Interface, Biomedical Engineering, Wearables and Neurorehabilitation technologies. Maria is a Master’s student in Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College, developing a research project on social robots to support mental health, with experience in Human-Robot Interaction and AI. Dr Ravi Vaidyanathan, senior lecturer in Biomechatronics at the Department of Mechanical Engineering is the advisor to the team.

Cohort Two BrainBot Showcase stand
Cohort Two BrainBot’s Showcase stand

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