Hasitha Wegirya

Email: hasitha.wegirya@kcl.ac.uk wegiriya.research@gmail.com

Email: hasitha.wegirya@kcl.ac.uk



In 2009, Hasitha Bandara Wegiriya completed his Bachelor Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of East London, UK.  After having completed his Bachelor in 2009, he continued his Master degree in Computer Systems Engineering (Control Systems) at the 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 and Dyson School of Design Engineering at Imperial 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 into robotic whisker sensory system.


  1. 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
  2. (submitted for ICRA 2019)  Information Gain ina Stiffness Controllable Multimodal Whisker  Follicle, Hasitha Wegiriya, Nikolaos Herzig, Sara-Adela, and Thrishantha Nanayakkara


A Biologically Inspired Multimodal Whisker Follicle