Academic Staff Profiles

Mr. Kanishka Madusanka

Lecturer (Contract)

Department of Mechanical Engineering,

University of Moratuwa, 

Katubedda,

Sri Lanka 10400

 

Office: +94112650301 Ext: 4539

Email: kanishkam@uom.lk, kanishka@mech.mrt.ac.lk, kanishkam@ieee.org

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ORCID: 0000-0001-5605-1681

 

Teaching and Administrative Work: 

 

BSc Engineering Degree Programme

ME3200: Machine Design Project

ME3012: Control Systems & Instrumentation

ME 3270: Virtual Instrumentation

ME4620: Biomedical Engineering Applications

ME 4202: Design / Research Project 

ME4502: Robotics Technology

 

Bachelor of Engineering Technology (BET), University of Sri Jayewardenepura 

EGT 31303: Measurements and Instrumentation

 

BSc Mechatronic Engineering, Kotelawala Defense University

MC 4073: Mechatronics System Design

Simulation of Mechatronic Systems

 

BTech Mechatronics, Uwa-Wellassa University

SCT 461-2 Robotics

 

Research Activities : 

 

On Going Final Year Projects

Automated Ball Collecting Mobile Robot for Tennis

Development of an anthropomorphic Prosthetic Hand with Finger Abduction/Adduction.

Hybrid Knee Exoskeleton for Sitting and Walking Assistance

Development of a Trans-Tibial Ortho-Prosthesis.

Luggage Carrier with Smart Wheel Chair Operator (Kotelawala Defense University)

 

Completed Final Year Projects

Design And Development of a Hybrid Trans-radial Prosthesis.

Development of a 5DOF Trans-humeral Prosthesis.

Development of an EMG Based control for a trans-radial prosthetic arm.

Development of an Upper Limb Exoskeleton Robot for Rehabilitation.

Development of a Trans-Femoral Prosthesis.

 

Education and Training : 

 

PhD, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (Expected defense in  March 2018)

BSc. Eng. (Hons), University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. (March 2014)

BIT, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Jan 2014)

 

Career : 

 

Professional Affiliations

Graduate Student Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Associate Member, The Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL)

 

Career History

Lecturer, Dept. of Mechanical Eng., University of Moratuwa, (Nov. 2017 - Present)                    

Visiting Lecturer, Faculty of Technology, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, (Feb. 2018 – Present)

Visiting Lecturer, Faculty of Engineering, Kotelawala Defense University,  (June 2014 - Present)

Visiting Lecturer, Dept. of Mechanical Eng., University of Moratuwa,  (May 2015 – May 2016)

Research Scholar (PhD Candidate), Dept. of Mechanical Eng., University of Moratuwa, (June 2014 – Oct. 2017)

 

 

Honours and Awards : 

 

Best Technical Paper, Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering Symposium (MIES 2016), Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Research Scholar, Senate Research Council (SRC) financial grant for research (Grant No.SRC/LT/2013/07).

Funding for the Page Charges of Publications by National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka for the paper titled: "Hybrid Vision Based Reach-to-Grasp Task Planning Method for Trans-Humeral Prostheses" published in IEEE Access.


 

Professional Activities:

 

Co-Organizer, IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) Sri Lanka Section Chapter Formation.

Panel Member, Mechatronics and Mechanical Engineering Track, International Research Symposium, Uwa Wellassa University (IRSUWU 208), Sri Lanka. 

Reviewer, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2018)

Registration Co-Chair, IEEE Region 10 Humanitarian Technology Conference (R10-HTC 2018)

Committee Member, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Sri Lanka Section Chapter

Reviewer, Journal of Control and Intelligent Systems, ACTA Press.

Reviewer, Moratuwa Engineering Research Conference (MERCon 2016).

Organizing Committee Member, International Conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability (ICIAfS 2014)

 

 

Publications : 

 

Journals and Articles

1. D.G.K. Madusanka, R.A.R.C. Gopura, Y.W.R. Amarasinghe and G.K.I. Mann, "Hybrid Vision Based Reach-to-Grasp Task Planning Method for Trans-Humeral Prostheses," in IEEE Access, vol. 5, pp. 16149-16161, 2017. doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2017.2727502 [link]

2. C.L. Semasinghe, R.K.P.S. Ranaweera, J.L.B. Prasanna, H.M. Kandamby, D.G.K. Madusanka, and R.A.R.C. Gopura, “HyPro: A multi-DoF Hybrid Powered Transradial Robotic Prosthesis,” in Journal of Robotics, Special Issue on Robotic Prosthetic Limbs, 2017 (in Press) [link]

3. D.G.K. Madusanka, R.A.R.C. Gopura, Y.W.R. Amarasinghe and G.K.I. Mann, "Vision aided reach-to-grasp path planning of a trans-humeral prostheses based on a MPC based path tracking method," Transactions on Human Machine Systems (Under Review).

4. D.G.K. Madusanka, R.A.R.C. Gopura, Y.W.R. Amarasinghe, and G.K.I. Mann, MPC based Spatio-temporal Path Tracking Method for Trans-humeral Prostheses, IEEE Access (Under Review).

 

International Conferences

1. D.G.K. Madusanka, L.N.S. Wijayasingha, K. Sanjeevan, M.A.R. Ahamed, J.C.W. Edirisooriya, and R.A.R.C. Gopura, A 3DOF Transtibial Robotic Prosthetic Limb, in Int. conf. on Inform. and Automation for Sustainability, Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp. 1-6, 2014. [link]

2. D.G.K. Madusanka, L.N.S. Wijayasingha, R.A.R.C. Gopura, Y.W.R. Amarasinghe, and G.K.I. Mann, A Review on Hybrid Myoelectric Control Systems for Upper Limb Prosthesis, in Moratuwa Engineering Research Conference, Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp. 136-141, 2015. [link]

3. D.G.K. Madusanka, R.A.R.C. Gopura, Y.W.R. Amarasinghe, and G.K.I. Mann, imulation Environment for simulating transhumeral Prosthetic Control Algorithms, in Int. conf. on Emerging Trends in Mechanical Engineering, cochin, India, pp. 190-196, 2015.

4. C.L. Semasinghe, J.L.B. Prasanna, H.M. Kandamby, R.K.P.S. Ranaweera, D.G.K. Madusanka, and R.A.R.C. Gopura, Transradial Prostheses: Current Status and Future Directions, in Manufacturing & Industrial Engineering Symposium, Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp. 1-7, 2016. [link]

5. D.G.K. Madusanka, R.A.R.C. Gopura, Y.W.R. Amarasinghe, and G.K.I. Mann, IBVS And EMG based Reach-to-Grasp Task Planning Method for a Trans-humeral Prosthesis, in IEEE/SICE International Symposium on Systems Integration, Sapporo, Japan, pp. 447-452, 2016. [link]

6. R.A.M. Abayasiri, D.G.K. Madusanka, N.M.P. Arachchige, A.T.S. Silva, and R.A.R.C. Gopura, MoBio: A 5DOF Trans-humeral Prosthesis, in IEEE Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics, London, UK, pp. 1627-1632, 2017. [link]

7. D.G.K. Madusanka, R.A.R.C. Gopura, Y.W.R. Amarasinghe, and G.K.I. Mann, Spatial Trajectory Following Scheme for A Trans-humeral Prosthesis, in IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, Macau, China, pp. 737 – 742, 2017.

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