In 2009, Hasitha Bandara Wegiriya completed his Bachelor Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at University of East London, UK. After having completed his Bachelor in 2009, he continued his Master degree in Computer Systems Engineering (Control Systems) at University of East London, UK.
Since September 2015, Hasitha Wegiriya is working towards his Ph.D under the supervision of Dr Thrishantha Nanayakkara within the Centre for Robotic Research at King’s College London.
Description of research
His work focuses on the investigation of the biological features of the complete whisker
mechanism and mimic the active perception in to robotic whisker sensory system.
- A Biologically Inspired Multimodal Whisker Follicle, Hasitha Wegiriya, N. Sornkarn, H.Bedford and T. Nanayakkara in Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, https://kclpure.kcl.ac.uk/portal/files/54322837/HasithaSMC2016.pdf
- (submitted for RA-L/ICRA 2017) Guidelines for Optimum Wearable Robotic Assistive System Design for the Human Thumb,Visakha K. Nanayakkara, Nantachai Sornkaran, Hasitha Wegiriya, Nikolaos Vitzilaios, M. Necip Sahinkaya, and Thrishantha Nanayakkara
A Biologically Inspired Multimodal Whisker Follicle