Academic Staff Profiles

Dr. Thilina Lalitharatne

Senior Lecturer,
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
University of Moratuwa,
Katubadda,
Moratuwa,
Sri Lanka
E-mail: thilinad@uom.lk, thilina@mech.mrt.ac.lk



 

Teaching and Administrative Work: 

Undergraduate level :

ME4502: Robotics Technology

ME4672: Control Systems Design

ME4492: Advanced Automation Systems

Education and Training : 

 BSc Eng. ( Moratuwa), MSc (Moratuwa), PhD (Saga,Japan)

Publications : 

Publications in Peer Reviewed Journals:

  1. Thilina Dulantha Lalitharatne, Kenbu Teramoto, Yoshiaki Hayashi, Thrishantha Nanayakkara and Kazuo Kiguchi, "Evaluation of Fuzzy-Neuro Modifiers for Compensation of the Effects of Muscle Fatigue on EMG-Based Control to be Used in Upper-Limb Power-Assist Exoskeletons", International Journal of  Advanced Mechanical Design, Systems, and Manufacturing, Vol.7, No. 4, pp. 736-751, 2013

  2. Thilina Dulantha Lalitharatne, Kenbu Teramoto, Yoshiaki Hayashi and Kazuo Kiguchi, "Towards Hybrid EEG-EMG-Based Control Approaches to be Used in Bio-robotics Applications: Current Status, Challenges and Future Directions", Paladyn, Journal of Behavioral Robotics ,Vol  4, No 2, pp.147-154, 2013

  3. Kazuo Kiguchi, Thilina Dulantha Lalitharatne, Yoshiaki Hayashi, "Estimation of Forearm Supination/Pronation Motion Based on EEG Signals to Control an Artificial Arm", Journal of Advanced Mechanical Design, Systems, and Manufacturing, Vol.7, No. 1, pp. 74-81, 2013

Publications in International Conference Proceedings:

  1. Thilina Dulantha Lalitharatne, Yoshiaki Hayashi, Kenbu Teramoto and K. Kiguchi, "Compensation of the effects of muscle fatigue on EMG-based control using fuzzy rules based scheme",  Proc. of 35th Annual International Conference on the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC2013), Osaka, Japan, 2013

  2. Thilina Dulantha Lalitharatne, Yoshiaki Hayashi, Kenbu Teramoto, Kazuo Kiguchi, "A Study on Effects of Muscle Fatigue on EMG-Based Control for Human Upper-Limb Power-Assist" , Proc. of 2012 IEEE 6th International Conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability (ICIAFS 2012), Beijing, China, pp. 124- 128

  3. Thilina Dulantha Lalitharatne, Akihiro Yoshino, Yoshiaki Hayashi, Kenbu Teramoto, Kazuo Kiguchi, "Toward EEG Control of Upper Limb Power-Assist Exoskeletons: A Preliminary Study of Decoding Elbow Joint Velocities Using EEG Signals" , Proc. of  2012 23rd International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science (MHS 2012), Nagoya, Japan, pp.422-425

  4. Kazuo Kiguchi, Thilina Dulantha LalitharatneAkihiro Yoshino, Yoshiaki Hayashi, "Control of Forearm Supination/ Pronation Motion of An Artificial Arm Based on EEG signals", 2012 ASME-ISPS/JSME-IIP Joint International Conference on Micromechatronics for Information and Precision Equipment(MIPE 2012), California, USA, 2012

  5. Kazuo Kiguchi, Thilina Dulantha Lalitharatne, Yoshiaki Hayashi, "Control of Lower-Limb Power-Assist Robot Based on EEG signals" , The 2nd IFToMM Asian Conference on Mechanism and Machine Science, Tokyo, Japan, 2012.

  6. J.M.P Gunasekara, R.A.R.C Gopura, T.S.S Jayawardane and S.W.H.M.T.D Lalitharathne, "Control Methodologies for Upper Limb Exoskeleton Robots" , Proc. of  2012 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration (SII 2012), Fukuoka, Japan, pp. 19-24 

Research Opportunities: 

Postgraduate Opportunity in Biorobotics

 A postgraduate opportunity with a scholarship is available for a highly motivated and enthusiastic fulltime candidate to pursue MSc / MPhil degree under the project entitled “Development of an Active Lower-Limb Prosthetic Device” at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Moratuwa.

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