Academic Staff Profiles

Prof. Ruwan Gopura

Dept. of Mechanical Engineering,

University of Moratuwa,

Katubedda, Sri Lanka.
10400
+94 112650621 (Direct Line)
+94112650301 Extension: 4501
 
ORCID: 0000-0002-9977-4545

Teaching and Administrative Work: 

Current Teaching Modules

BSc Engineering Degree Programme

ME4202: Design/Research Project

ME4620: Biomedical Engineering Applications

BM4500: Biomechanics

ME4502: Robotics Technology

BTech Mechatronics in Uwa-Wellassa University

SCT 461-2 Robotics

MEng in Manufacturing Systems Engineering Programme

ME5144Mechatronics and Robotics

ME5145: Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing

 

Research Activities : 

Completed Postgraduate Work

  1. Development of a Vision Aided Reach-to-Grasp Path Planning and Controlling Method for Trans-humeral Robotic Prostheses - PhD
  2. Development of an Upper-limb Power-assist Exoskeleton Robot to Generate Human like Motion - MPhil
  3. Development of a Prototype of an Anthropomorphic Trans-humeral Prosthetic Arm for Upper-Arm Amputees - MPhil
  4. Agent Based Control and Protection for Inverter Based Micro Grids - MSc (research)
  5. Hybrid Approach for Financial Forecasting with Support Vector Machine - MSc (research)
  6. A Layout Planing Framework for Food Processing Industry - MEng
  7. Development of a Prosthetic Hand for Power Grasping Applications - MEng

Completed Undergraduate Work

1. Development of a 4DOF Lower Limb Exoskeleton Robot 

2. A Robotic Prosthetic for Lower Limb Amputees 

3. Development of a Robotic Hand Prosthesis 

4. Development of a Multi-functional Hand Prosthesis 

5. Development of an Exoskeleton Robot for Shoulder Motions 

6. Development of a Trans-femoral Prosthesis 

7. Development of an EMG Based Control Method for a  Trans-radial Prosthetic Arm 

8. Development of an Upper-Limb Exoskeleton Robot for Rehabilitation 

9. Development of a Modular-based Power-Assist Lower Extremity Exoskeleton Robot

10.Development of a Leap Motion Controlled Dual ArmRobot System to Assist in Laboratory Environments

11. Design and Development of a Hybrid Transradial Prosthesis

12. Design and Development of an Automated Microscopic Imaging System for TB Screening

13. An Exoskeleton Robot for Upper Limb Rehabilitation and Motion Assistance

14. Development of a 5DOF Trans-humeral Prosthesis

15. Development of a Modular Power-assist Robotic Ankle Exoskeleton
 

Ongoing Postgraduate Research

  1. Development and Control of a Lower-Limb Power Assist Exoskeleton Robot- PhD
  2. Development of a Soft Linear Actuator for Use in Wearable Assistive Exosuits - PhD
  3. Development of an External Bone Fracture Fixator with adjustable and self-locking pins - PhD
  4. Incorporating Human-like Multimodal Interactive Features in an Intelligent Wheelchair - MPhil
  5. Development of a Robotic Ortho-prosthesis for Trans-humeral Amputees - MSc
  6. Investigation of Human Robot Interaction of Lower-Limb Exoskeleton Robot - MSc
  7. Development of an Anthropomorphic Transtibial Active Lower Limb Prosthetic Device -MSc
  8. An Undearactuated Hand Prosthesis - MSc

 

 

Career : 

Professional Affiliations

AMIESL
SMIEEE
AMSLEMA
Member- Ceylon Automobile Association

Career History

2017 March - to date: Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Moratuwa
2016 August to date: Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Moratuwa
2010 March - 2016 July: Senior Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Moratuwa
2009 October - 2010 March: Post-doctoral Researcher, Saga University, Japan
2006 September - 2009 September: Doctoral Researcher, Saga University, Japan
2004 September- 2006 August: Lecturer (Temporary), Department of Textile and Clothing Technology, University of Moratuwa
2004 March – 2004 August: Research Assistant, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Moratuwa

Honours and Awards : 

Best paper award in the Track of Mechanical Engineering Systems of Multidisciplinary Engineering Research Conference (MERCon 2018)
Invited Speaker, Sustainable Humanitarian Technology Forum, International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2018) 
Associate Editor of International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Systems (IROS 2018)
IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Broadening Participation (BP) travel grant 2017
Secretary,  IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Sri Lanka Section Chapter (2013/01- 2017/02)
Award of Excellence, Outstanding Research Performance, University of Moratuwa, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016
Best technical paper award from the Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering Symposium (MIES 2016) held at Waters Edge Colombo, Sri Lanka, 22 October 2016.
Rs. 4.2M grant from National Research Council (NRC) for the research project 'Development of Assistive Robotic Limbs' (PI) -2011
Rs. 1.14M grant from SRC, University of Moratuwa for the research 'Controlling of Trans-humeral Prosthetic Arm' (PI)-2012
Rs. 1.76M grant from SRC, University of Moratuwa for the research 'Vision Aided Task planning and Control of Trans-humeral Robotic Prosthetic Arm' (PI)-2013
Rs. 3.55M grant from SRC, University of Moratuwa for the research 'Development and Control of a lower limb power assist exoskeleton robot' (PI)-2014
Rs. 3.7M grant from NRC for the research project 'Development of Active Lower-Limb Prosthetic Device' (CI) - 2015
Rs. 3.76M grant from NRC for the research project 'Design and Development of a Soft Orthotic Devicefor Lower Limb and Spinal Assistance' (CI) - 2017 
Rs. 4.92M grant from NRC for the research project 'Intelligent Wheelchair Robot with Human like Interactive features for Domestic Environment' (CI) - 2017
Grant from Ministry of Science, Technology & Research 'Design and Development of Detection and Extinguishing Systems for Forest Fire using Sensor Networks, Aerial and Ground Robots' (CI) - 2017

Rs. 0.4M research grant from SRC, University of Moratuwa for the research 'A Study on Human Lower- Limb Muscle Activities while Wearing a Lower-Limb Exoskeleton' (PI)-2017

Rs. 4.98M grant from National Research Council (NRC) for the research project 'Development of a Soft Robot Gripper with Inbuilt Sensors for Deformable Object Grasping and Tactile Feedback' (PI) -2018

Biographical profile in Marquis Who's Who in the World 2012 - 29th, 31st and 32nd Editions
Post-doctoral fellowship, Saga University, Japan (2009/10-2010/03)
Japanese government Monbukagakusho scholarship to follow doctoral degree (2006/10-2009/09)
Best student paper award in the track of Technical Advances in Disaster Management, Welfare, and Rehabilitation for Sustainability of International Conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability, (ICIAfS) 2008, Sri Lanka
Travel and registration award to participate IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) 2008 from IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS), USA

 


Publications : 

Book Chapters

  1. R. A. R. C. Gopura, D.S.V. Bandara, J. M. P. Gunasekara and T.S. S. Jayawardane, "Recent trends in EMG based control methods for assistive robots" Electrodiagnosis in New Frontiers of Clinical Research, book edited by Hande Turker, ISBN 978-953-51-1118-4, 2013. [PDF]

  2. R. A. R. C. Gopura and K. Kiguchi,"Application of Surface Electromyographic Signals to Control Exoskeleton Robots," Applications of EMG in Clinical and Sports Medicine, book edited by Catriona Steele, ISBN 978-953-307-798-7, 2012. [PDF]

Editorial

  1. R. A. R. C. Gopura, K. Kiguchi, G.K.I. Mann and D. Torricelli, "Robotics Prosthetic Limbs," Journal of Robotics, Special Issue on Robotic Prosthetic Limbs, 2018. [PDF]


Referred Journal Papers

  1. C.L. Semasinghe, D.G.K. Madusanka, R.K.P.S. Ranaweera and R.A.R.C. Gopura, "Transradial Prostheses: Trends in Development of Hardware and Control Systems," The International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery, 2018

  2. R. A. R. C. Gopura, and D. S. V. Bandara, "A Hand Prosthesis with Underactuated and Self-Adaptive Finger Mechanism," Engineering (ENG), vol.10, pp.448-463, 2018.

  3. R. K. P. S. Ranaweera, R. A. R. C. Gopura, T. S. S. Jayawardena and G. K. I. Mann, "Development of A Passively Powered Knee Exoskeleton for Squat Lifting," Journal of Robotics, Networking and Artificial Life, vol.5, no.1, pp.45-51, 2018.

  4. H. M. C. M. Herath, R. A. R. C. Gopura and Thilina D. Lalitharatne, "An Underactuated Linkage Finger Mechanism for Hand Prostheses," Modern Mechanical Engineering, vol.8, pp.121-139, 2018.

  5. 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”, Journal of Robotics, Special Issue on Robotic Prosthetic Limbs, vol. 2018, Article ID. 8491073, 2018 [PDF]

  6. T.H. Weerakkody, T.D. Lalitharatne and R.A.R.C. Gopura, "Adaptive Foot in Lower-limb Prostheses", Journal of Robotics, Special Issue on Robotic Prosthetic Limbs, vol. 2017, Article ID 9618375, 2017. [PDF]

  7. 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," IEEE Access, vol.5, pp. 16149- 16161, 2017 [PDF]

  8. D.S.V. Bandara, R. A. R. C. Gopura and K. Kiguchi, "Development of a Multi-DOF Trans-humeral Robotic Arm Prosthesis," Medical Engineering and Physics, vol.48, pp. 313-141, 2017. 

  9. W. N. C. Wanniarachchi, R. A. R. C. Gopura, and H. K. G. Punchihewa, "Development of a Layout Model Suitable for the Food Processing Industry" Journal of Industrial Engineering, vol. 2016, pp.1-8, Article ID 2796806 [PDF]

  10. R. A. R. C.  Gopura, D. S. V. Bandara, K. Kiguchi, G. K. I. Mann," Developments in hardware systems of active upper-limb exoskeleton robots: A reviewRobotics and Autonomous Systems, vol. 75, Part B, pp. 203-220, 2016 [PDF]

  11. A. L. Kulasekara, K. T. M. U. Hemapala and R. A. R. C. Gopura, "Dual Layered Architecture for Multi Agent Based Islanding and Load Management for Microgrids," Journal of Power and Energy, vol. 3, no. 5, pp. 29-42, 2015. [PDF]

  12. Malin GunasekaraRuwan Gopura and Sanath Jayawardena, "6-REXOS: Upper Limb Exoskeleton Robot with Improved pHRI," International Journal of Advanced Robotics Systems, vol. 12, no. 47, pp. 1-13, 2015. [PDF]

  13. W. N. C. WanniarachchiR. A. R. C.Gopura and H. K. G. Punchihewa, "A Layout Planning Framework for the Food Processing Industry,"Annual Transactions of Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka,  vol. 1, Part B, 2014, pp. 129-137.

  14. A. L. Kulasekera, K. T. M. U. Hemapala and R. A. R. C.Gopura, "Multi Agent based Islanding  and Load Management System for Microgrids" Annual Transactions of Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka, vol. 1, Part B, 2013, pp. 306-312.

  15. R. A. R. C. Gopura, and T. S. S. Jayawardane, "Analysis, Modeling and Simulation of a Poly-Bag Manufacturing System," Engineering (ENG), vol. 4, no. 5, pp.256-265, 2012.[PDF]

  16. R. A. R. C. Gopura, K. Kiguchi and E. Horikawa, "A Study on Human Upper-Limb Muscles Activities during Daily Upper-Limb Motions," International Journal of Bioelectromagnetism (IJBEM), vol.12, no. 2, pp.54-61, 2010.[PDF]

  17. R. A. R. C. Gopura and K. Kiguchi, "Electromyography (EMG)-Signal Based Fuzzy-Neuro Control of a 3 degrees of freedom (3DOF) Exoskeleton Robot for Human Upper-Limb Motion Assist," Journal of National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka (JNSF), vol. 37, no. 4, pp. 241-248, 2009. [PDF]

  18. R. A. R. C. Gopura and K. Kiguchi, "An Exoskeleton Robot for Human Forearm and Wrist Motion Assist- Hardware Design and EMG-Based Controller," International Journal of Advanced Mechanical Design, Systems, and Manufacturing, vol. 2, no. 6, pp. 1067-1083, 2008. [PDF]


Referred International Conferences

  1. A.H. Weerasingha, A.D.K.H. Pragnathilaka, W.P.K. Withanage, R.K.P.S. Ranaweera, R.A.R.C. Gopura, " C-JAE: 3 DOF Robotic Ankle Exoskeleton with Compatible Joint Axes," in Proc. of Moratuwa Engineering Research Conference (MERCon 2018),  Sri Lanka, 2018. (Best paper)

  2. R.K.P.S. Ranaweera, R.A.R.C. Gopura, T.S.S. Jayawardena, G.K.I. Mann, "Design and Evaluation of Passively Powered Knee Exoskeleton (PPKE) for Squat Lifting," in Proc. of International Conference on Artificial Life and Robotics (ICAROB 2018), Beppu, Japan, 2018, pp. 55-59.

  3. M.D.S.D. Chandrasiri, .R.K.P.S. Ranaweera, R.A.R.C. Gopura, "Electromyography and Surface Muscle-Pressure as Measures of Lower-Limb Muscle Activities during Squatting,"  in Proc. of International Conference on Control, Automation and Robotics (ICCAR 2018), New Zealand, 2018, pp. 257-261.

  4. R.A.M.Abayasiri, R.A.R.C.Gopura, R.K.P.S. Ranaweera, " A Trans-Humeral Ortho-Prosthesis: Towards Power Assistive Prostheses," in Proc. of International Conference on Control, Automation and Robotics (ICCAR 2018), New Zealand, 2018, pp. 470-475.

  5. R.K.P.S. Ranaweera, W.A.T.I. Jayasiri, W.G.D. Tharaka, J.H.H.P. Gunasiri, R.A.R.C. Gopura, T.S.S. JayawardenaG.K.I. Mann, "Anthro-X: Anthropomorphic Lower Extremity Exoskeleton Robot for Power Assistance," in Proc of International Conference on Control, Automation andRobotics (ICCAR 2018), New Zealand, 2018, pp. 82-87.

  6. A.H. Weerasingha, W.P.K. Withanage, A.D.K.H. Pragnathilaka, R.K.P.S. Ranaweera, R.A.R.C. Gopura, "Powered Ankle Exoskeletons: Existent Designs and Control Systems," in Proc. of International Conference on Artificial Life and Robotics (ICAROB 2018), Beppu, Japan, 2018, pp. 76-83

  7. D. G. K. Madusanka, R. A. R. C. Gopura, Y. W. R. Amarasinghe and G. K. I. Mann, “Spatial Path Following Scheme for A Trans-humeral Prosthesis,” in Proc. of IEEE  Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO 2017), Macau, China, 2017.

  8. H. M. C. M. Herath, R. A. R. C. Gopura and Thilina Lalitharatne, "Prosthetic Hand with a Linkage Finger Mechanism for Power Grasping Applications" in Proc. of IEEE Life Sciences Conference (IEEE LSC 2017), Australia, 2017.

  9. R.A.M. Abayasiri, N.M.P. Arachchige, A.T.S. Silva, D.G.K. Madusanka and R.A.R.C. Gopura, "MoBio: A 5 DOF Trans-humeral Robotic Prosthesis," in Proc . of  IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR 2017), London, England, 2017, pp. 1627-1632

  10. R.A.R.C. Gopura, D.S.V. Bandara, N.P.A. Gunasekera, V.H. Hapuarachchi, B.S. Ariyarathna, "A Prosthetic Hand with Self-Adaptive Fingers," in Proc. of International Conference on Control, Automation and Robotics (ICCAR 2017), Nagoya, Japan, 2017, pp. 269-274. (Best presentation)

  11. T. H. Weerakkody, N. Liyanaarachchi, H.M.C. Herath, R.A.R.C. Gopura, and T.D. Lalitharatne, “Development of an Active Shoulder Prosthesis with Low-Level Control Validation,” in Proc. of IASTED International Conference on Modelling, Identification and Control (MIC 2017), Innsbruck, Austria, 2017, pp. 194- 199.

  12. H.D.T.G. Samarasinghe, L.L.R. Sampath, H.R.M.M.V.B. Thilakarathna, R.A.R.C. Gopura, T.D. Lalitharathne and Y.W.R. Amarasinghe, “Development of an Automated Microscopic Imaging System for TB Screening,” in Proc. of Electrical Engineering Conference (EECon 2016), Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2016, pp. 7-12.

  13. 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 Proc. of IEEE/SICE International Conference on System Integration (SII 2016), Sapporo, Japan, 2016, pp. 447-452.

  14. R. Thalagala, D. K. Silva, M. Hasanka, R.K.P.S. Ranaweera and R. A. R. C. Gopura, “A 4 DOF Exoskeleton Robot with a Novel Shoulder Joint Mechanism,” in Proc. of IEEE/SICE International Conference on System Integration (SII 2016), Sapporo, Japan, 2016, pp. 132-137.

  15.  C.L. Semasinghe, J.L.B. Prassanna, H.M. Kandamby, R.K.P.S. Ranaweera, D.G.K. Madusanka and R.A.R.C. Gopura, “ Transradial Prostheses: Current Status and Future Direction,” in Proc. of Manufacturing & Industrial Engineering Symposium (MIES2016), Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2016. (Best technical paper)

  16. C. J. Perera, I. Naotunna, C. Sadaruwan, R. A. R. C. Gopura and T. D. Lalitharatne," SSVEP Based BMI for a Meal Assistance Robot", in Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Systems man and Cybernetics (SMC 2016), Hungary, 2016, pp. 2295-2300.

  17. C.J. Perera, I. Naotunna, C. Sandaruwan, N.J. Kelly-Boxall, R.A.R.C. Gopura, and T.D. Lalitharatne, “Electrooculography Signal Based Control of a Meal Assistance Robot,” in Proc. of IASTED International Conference on Biomedical Engineering (BioMed 2016), Innsbruck, Austria, 2016, pp. 133-139.

  18. I. Naotunna, C. J. Perera, C. Sandaruwan, R. A. R. C. Gopura and T. D. Lalitharatne, “Meal Assistance Robots: A Review on Current Status, Challenges and Future Directions,” in Proc. of IEEE/SICE International Conference on System Integration (SII 2015), Nagoya, Japan, 2015, pp. 211-216.

  19. D.G. K. Madusanka, R.A.R.C. Gopura, Y.W.R. Amarasinghe, and G.K.I. Mann, “A Simulation Environment for Control Algorithms of Transhumeral Prostheses,” in Proc. of International Conference on Emerging Trends in Mechanical Engineering (ICETME 2015), Cochin, India,  September 2015, pp. 190–196

  20. 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 Proc. of Moratuwa Engineering Research Conference (MERCon 2015), Sri Lanka, April, 2015, pp. 136-141.

  21. J.M.P. Gunasekara, R.A.R.C. Gopura and T.S.S. Jayawardena, "Redundant Upper Limb Exoskeleton Robot with Passive Compliance," in Proc. of International Conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability (ICIAfS 2014), Sri Lanka, December, 2014.

  22. 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 Proc. of International Conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability (ICIAfS 2014), Sri Lanka, December, 2014.

  23. W.D.I.G. Dasanayake, R.A.R.C. Gopura, V.P.C. Dassanayake, and G.K.I. Mann, " Estimation of Prosthetic Arm Motions using Stump Arm Kinematics," in Proc. of International Conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability (ICIAfS 2014), Sri Lanka, December, 2014.

  24. D.S.V. BandaraR.A.R.C Gopura, G.Kajanthan, M. Brunthavan and H.I.M.M. Abeynayake, “An Under-actuated Mechanism for a Robotic Finger,” in Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Cyber Technology in Automation, Control and Intelligent Systems (IEEECyber 2014), China, 2014. pp. 407-412.

  25. D.S.V BandaraR.A.R.C Gopura, K.T.M.U Hemapala and K. Kiguchi, “A multi-DoF Anthropomorphic Transradial Prosthetic Arm,” in Proc. of IEEE RAS & EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob 2014), Brazil, 2014, pp. 1039-1044. 

  26. J. M. P. GunasekaraR. A. R. C. Gopura, T.S. S. Jayawardane and G. K. I. Mann, "Dexterity Measure of Upper Limb Exoskeleton Robot with Improved Redundancy," in Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS 2013)Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2013, pp. 548-553.

  27. W. D. I. G. Dasanayake, R. A. R. C. Gopura, V. P. C. Dassanayake and G.K.I. Mann, "Surface EMG Signals based elbow joint Torque Prediction," in Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS 2013), Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2013, pp. 110-115.

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

  29. A. L. Kulasekera, K. T. M. U. Hemapala and R. A. R. C.Gopura, "Dual layered multi agent system for load management during islanded operation of a microgrid," in Proc. of Fifth IASTED Asian Conference on Power and Energy Systems (AsiaPES 2012)Phuket, Thailand, 2012, pp. 255-259.

  30. W. D. S. Roshan, R. A. R. C.Gopura, A. G. B. P. Jayasekara, and D. S. V. Bandara "Financial Market Forecasting by Integrating Wavelet Transform and K-means Clustering with Support Vector Machine," in Proc. of International Conference on Artificial Life and Robotics (AROB 2012), Beppu, Japan, 2012, pp. 1017-1020. [PDF]

  31. A. L. Kulasekera, R. A. R. C.Gopura, K. T. M. U. Hemapala, N. Perera, and Achala Pallegedara,"Dual Layered Multi Agent System for Intentional Islanding Operation of Microgrids," in Proc. of International Conference on Artificial Life and Robotics (AROB 2012), Beppu, Japan, 2012, pp. 994-947.

  32. D. S. V. Bandara, R. A. R. C.Gopura, K. T. M. U. Hemapala and K. Kiguchi "Upper Extremity Prosthetics: Current Status, Challenges and Future Directions," in Proc. of International Conference on Artificial Life and Robotics (AROB 2012), Beppu, Japan, 2012, 875-880.

  33. A. L. Kulasekera, R. A. R. C.Gopura, K. T. M. U. Hemapala and N. Perera, "A Review on Multi-Agent Systems in Microgrid Applications," in Proc. of IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT 2011), India, 2011, pp. 173-177.

  34. R. A. R. C.Gopura, K. Kiguchi and D. S. V. Bandara, "A Brief Review on Upper Extremity Robotic Exoskeleton Systems," in Proc. of International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS 2011), Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2011, pp. 346-351.

  35. W. D. S. Roshan, R. A. R. C.Gopura, and A. G. B. P. Jayasekara, "Financial Forecasting Based on Artificial Neural Networks: Promising Directions for Modeling," in Proc. of International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS 2011), Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2011. pp. 322-327.

  36. K. Kiguchi, R. A. R. C. Gopura, Y. Li, and Y. Hayashi, "The Effect of Impedance Parameters in 7DOF Upper-Limb Power-Assist Exoskeleton Robot," in Proc. of t he Asian Conference on Mechanism and Machine (IFToMM 2010), Taipei, Taiwan, 2010, Paper ID:250139. [PDF]

  37. R. A. R. C. Gopura and T. S. S. Jayawardene, "A Study on a Poly-Bag Manufacturing System: Preliminary Analysis and Simulation," in Proc. of International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS 2009), Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2009. pp. 546 - 551.

  38. R. A. R. C. Gopura, K. Kiguchi and E. Horikawa, “A Study on Human Upper-Limb Muscles Activities during Daily Upper-Limb Motions,” in Proc. of International Symposium on Noninvasive Functional Source Imaging of the Brain and Heart & International Conference on Bioelectromagnetism (NFSI & ICBEM 2009), Rome, Italy, 2009, Paper ID: 02.

  39.  R. A. R. C. Gopura , K. Kiguchi and Y. Li, "SUEFUL-7: A 7DOF Upper-Limb Exoskeleton Robot with Muscle-Model-Oriented EMG-Based Control," in Proc. of IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, (IROS 2009), St. Louis, MO, USA, 2009. pp. 1126-1131.

  40. R. A. R. C. Gopura and K. Kiguchi, "Mechanical Designs of Active Upper-Limb Exoskeleton Robots: State-of-the-Art and Design Difficulties," in Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR 2009), Kyoto, Japan, 2009, pp. 178-187.

  41. R. A. R. C. Gopura and K. Kiguchi, "Development of a 6DOF Exoskeleton Robot for Human Upper-Limb Motion Assist," in Proc. of International Conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability (ICIAfS 2008), Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2008, pp. 13-18. (Best student paper)

  42. R. A. R. C. Gopura and K. Kiguchi, "A Human Forearm and Wrist Motion Assist Exoskeleton Robot with EMG-Based Fuzzy-Neuro Control," in Proc. of IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob 2008), Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, 2008, pp. 550-555.

  43. R. A. R. C. Gopura and K. Kiguchi, "EMG-Based Control of an Exoskeleton Robot for Human Forearm and Wrist Motion Assist," in Proc. of IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2008), Pasadena, CA, USA, 2008, pp. 731-736.

  44. R. A. R. C. Gopura and K. Kiguchi, "Development of an Exoskeleton Robot for Human Wrist and Forearm Motion Assist," in Proc. of International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS 2007), Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2007, pp. 535-540.

  45. E. A. S. K. Fernando, R. A. R. C. Gopura and J. M. P. Gunasekara, "Cost Effective System for Weft Tension Control and Wastage Disposal in Rapier Loom," in Proc. of 85th Textile Institute World Conference (TIWC 2007), Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2007, Paper ID: 132.

  46. A. Pallegedara, W. S. Amarathunge, R. A. R. C. Gopura and P.D. Jayathileka, "AI Based Approach of Predicting the Credit Limits of Users to Middle Customer based Mobile Communication Services," in Proc. of International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS 2006), Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2006, pp. 588-592.

   Abstracts in Local Conferences

   Ruwan Gopura has authored 22 abstracts in local conferences in Japan and Sri Lanka from 2006 to date. 

 


Theses

  1. R. A. R. C. Gopura, "Analysis and Simulation of a Poly-Bag Manufacturing System," Master of Engineering in Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, 2008. [PDF]
  2. R. A. R. C. Gopura, "Development and Control of Upper-Limb Exoskeleton Robots," Ph.D. in Robotics and Intelligent Systems, Department of Advanced Systems Control Engineering, Saga University, Japan, 2009. [PDF]

 

Patents

  1. Weft Tension Control, Weft Gripping Device for Rapier Loom
  2. Double Rotor, Non-scaling, Self-Cleaning and Rotational type Heat Exchanger
  3. Hand Operated Yarn Trimming Device for Conventional Lock Stitch Machines

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