Dr Thilina Dulantha Lalitharatne

Thilina Dulantha LalitharatnePhD

Lecturer in Robotics and Mechatronics

School of Engineering and Materials Science

www.sems.qmul.ac.uk/staff/t.dulanthalalitharatne

Publications

Publications of specific relevance to Advanced Robotics

2023

Protpagorn N, Lalitharatne TD, Costi L and Iida F (2023). Vocal pain expression augmentation for a robopatient. Frontiers in Robotics and AI  vol. 10, 10.3389/frobt.2023.1122914
Mulvey BW, Lalitharatne TD and Nanayakkara T (2023). DeforMoBot: A Bio-Inspired Deformable Mobile Robot for Navigation Among Obstacles. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters  vol. 8, (6) 3827-3834. 10.1109/lra.2023.3273393
He L, Maiolino P, Leong F, Lalitharatne TD, de Lusignan S, Ghajari M, Iida F and Nanayakkara T (2023). Robotic Simulators for Tissue Examination Training With Multimodal Sensory Feedback. IEEE Reviews in Biomedical Engineering  vol. 16, 514-529. 10.1109/rbme.2022.3168422

2022

Protpagorn N, Costi L, Lalitharatne TD, Nisky I and Iida F (2022). Vocal Pain Expression Augmentation to Improve Interaction Accuracy in Virtual Robopatient. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Conference: 2022 9th IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference for Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob)  10.1109/biorob52689.2022.9925382
Costi L, Lalitharatne TD and Iida F (2022). Soft Control Interface for Highly Dexterous Unilateral Remote Palpation. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Conference: 2022 9th IEEE RAS/EMBS International Conference for Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob)  10.1109/biorob52689.2022.9925318
Lalitharatne TD, Costi L, Hashem R, Nisky I, Jack RE, Nanayakkara T and Iida F (2022). Face mediated human–robot interaction for remote medical examination. Scientific Reports  vol. 12, (1) 10.1038/s41598-022-16643-z
Tan Y, Rérolle S, Lalitharatne TD, van Zalk N, Jack RE and Nanayakkara T (2022). Simulating dynamic facial expressions of pain from visuo-haptic interactions with a robotic patient. Scientific Reports  vol. 12, (1) 10.1038/s41598-022-08115-1
Ge Y, Lalitharatne TD and Nanayakkara T (2022). Origami Inspired Design for Capsule Endoscope to Retrograde Using Intestinal Peristalsis. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters  vol. 7, (2) 5429-5435. 10.1109/lra.2022.3157406

2021

Kulasekera AL, Arumathanthri RB, Chathuranga DS, Gopura RARC and Lalitharatne TD (2021). A thin-walled vacuum actuator (ThinVAc) and the development of multi-filament actuators for soft robotic applications. Sensors and Actuators A Physical  vol. 332, 10.1016/j.sna.2021.113088
Kondarage AI, Poologasundarampillai G, Nommeots?Nomm A, Lee PD, Lalitharatne TD, Nanayakkara ND, Jones JR and Karunaratne A (2021). In situ 4D tomography image analysis framework to follow sintering within 3D‐printed glass scaffolds. Journal of the American Ceramic Society  vol. 105, (3) 1671-1684. 10.1111/jace.18182
Pradeepkumar J, Anandakumar M, Kugathasan V, Lalitharatne TD, De Silva AC and Kappel SL (2021). Decoding of Hand Gestures from Electrocorticography with LSTM Based Deep Neural Network. Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)  vol. 00, 420-423. Conference: 2021 43rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBC)  10.1109/embc46164.2021.9630958
Kondarage AI, Gayani B, Poologasundarampillai G, Nommeots-Nomm A, Lee PD, Lalitharatne TD, Nanayakkara ND, Jones JR and Karunaratne A (2021). Detection and Tracking Volumes of Interest in 3D Printed Tissue Engineering Scaffolds using 4D Imaging Modalities. Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)  vol. 00, 1230-1233. Conference: 2021 43rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBC)  10.1109/embc46164.2021.9630587
Costi L, Scimeca L, Maiolino P, Lalitharatne TD, Nanayakkara T, Hashem R and Iida F (2021). Comparative Analysis of Model-Based Predictive Shared Control for Delayed Operation in Object Reaching and Recognition Tasks With Tactile Sensing. Frontiers in Robotics and AI  vol. 8, 10.3389/frobt.2021.730946
Phillips JP, Pirrung CJ, Weerasinghe I, Kanishka GK, Satharasinghe Y, Lalitharatne TD, Cavanagh JF, Kodituwakku P and Wanigasinghe J (2021). Portable Acquisition of Auditory ERPs: A Pilot Study of Premature Infants. Pediatric Neurology  vol. 122, 84-88. 10.1016/j.pediatrneurol.2021.05.016
He L, Leong F, Lalitharatne TD, de Lusignan S and Nanayakkara T (2021). A Haptic Mouse Design with Stiffening Muscle Layer for Simulating Guarding in Abdominal Palpation Training. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Conference: 2021 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)  10.1109/icra48506.2021.9561959
Lalitharatne TD, Tan Y, He L, Leong F, Van Zalk N, de Lusignan S, Iida F and Nanayakkara T (2021). MorphFace: A Hybrid Morphable Face for a Robopatient. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters  vol. 6, (2) 643-650. 10.1109/lra.2020.3048670
Kulasekera AL, Arumathanthri RB, Chathuranga DS, Gopura RARC and Lalitharatne TD (2021). A Low-Profile Vacuum Actuator (LPVAc) With Integrated Inductive Displacement Sensing for a Novel Sit-to-Stand Assist Exosuit. IEEE Access  vol. 9, 117067-117079. 10.1109/access.2021.3106319

2020

Naim AM, Wickramasinghe K, De Silva A, Perera MV, Lalitharatne TD and Kappel SL (2020). Low-cost Active Dry-Contact Surface EMG Sensor for Bionic Arms. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Conference: 2020 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC)  10.1109/smc42975.2020.9283285
Thamel SR, Munasinghe R and Lalitharatne T (2020). Motion Planning of Novel Stair-Climbing Wheelchair for Elderly and Disabled People. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Conference: 2020 Moratuwa Engineering Research Conference (MERCon)  10.1109/mercon50084.2020.9185273
Kulasekera AL, Arumathanthri RB, Chathuranga DS, Lalitharatne TD and Gopura RC (2020). A Low-Profile Vacuum Actuator: Towards a Sit-to-Stand Assist Exosuit. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Conference: 2020 3rd IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics (RoboSoft)  10.1109/robosoft48309.2020.9115999
De Silva A, Perera MV, Wickramasinghe K, Naim AM, Lalitharatne TD and Kappel SL (2020). Real-Time Hand Gesture Recognition Using Temporal Muscle Activation Maps of Multi-Channel Semg Signals. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Conference: ICASSP 2020 - 2020 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech and Signal Processing (ICASSP)  10.1109/icassp40776.2020.9054227
Lalitharatne TD, Tan Y, Leong F, He L, Van Zalk N, De Lusignan S, Iida F and Nanayakkara T (2020). Facial Expression Rendering in Medical Training Simulators: Current Status and Future Directions. IEEE Access  vol. 8, 215874-215891. 10.1109/access.2020.3041173

2019

Mallikarachchi S, Chinthaka D, Sandaruwan J, Ruhunage I and Lalitharatne TD (2019). Motor Imagery EEG-EOG Signals based Brain Machine Interface (BMI) for a Mobile Robotic Assistant (MRA). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Conference: 2019 IEEE 19th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering (BIBE)  10.1109/bibe.2019.00151
Jayarathne DU, Vidumal HAKR, Senevirathne SMA, Jayasekara PG and Lalitharatne TD (2019). Vision-based Leader-Follower Mobile Robots for Cooperative Object Handling. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Conference: 2019 19th International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems (ICCAS)  10.23919/iccas47443.2019.8971660
Wijayathunga N, Lalitharatne TD, Chathuranga DS and Jayasekara B (2019). Development of a Robotic Manipulator to be used in Multirotor Aerial Vehicle. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Conference: 2019 Moratuwa Engineering Research Conference (MERCon)  10.1109/mercon.2019.8818887
Premarathna C, Kulasekera A, Chathuranga D and Lalitharatne T (2019). Development of Wearable Fingertip Tactile Display Driven by Bowden Cables. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Conference: 2019 Moratuwa Engineering Research Conference (MERCon)  10.1109/mercon.2019.8818899
Premarathna C, Kulasekera A, Chathuranga D and Lalitharatne T (2019). A Novel Fabrication Method for Rapid Prototyping of Soft Structures with Embedded Pneumatic Channels. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Conference: 2019 Moratuwa Engineering Research Conference (MERCon)  10.1109/mercon.2019.8818891
Ruhunage I, Mallikarachchi S, Chinthaka D, Sandaruwan J and Lalitharatne TD (2019). Hybrid EEG-EMG Signals Based Approach for Control of Hand Motions of a Transhumeral Prosthesis. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Conference: 2019 IEEE 1st Global Conference on Life Sciences and Technologies (LifeTech)  10.1109/lifetech.2019.8883865

2018

Sandakalum T, Suraji S, Weerasekara I, Lalitharatne T and Chathuranga D (2018). Design and Characterization of a 1-axis Compact Torque Sensor for a Collaborative Robot Arm. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Conference: 2018 IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability (ICIAfS)  10.1109/iciafs.2018.8913373
Premarathna CP, Ruhunage I, Chathuranga DS and Lalitharatne TD (2018). Haptic Feedback System for an Artificial Prosthetic Hand for Object Grasping and Slip Detection: A Preliminary Study. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Conference: 2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO)  10.1109/robio.2018.8665044
Ruhunage I, Perera CJ, Munasinghe I and Lalitharatne TD (2018). EEG-SSVEP based Brain Machine Interface for Controlling of a Wheelchair and Home Appliances with Bluetooth Localization System. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Conference: 2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO)  10.1109/robio.2018.8664809
Arumathanthri RB, Abeygoonawardana BSK, Kumarasinghe IDCD, Chathuranga DS, Lalitharatne TD and Kulasekera AL (2018). A Soft Robotic Gripper with Sensory Feedback Fabricated by Latex using Coagulant Dipping Process. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Conference: 2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO)  10.1109/robio.2018.8665091
Athukorala A, Ranasinghe N, Herath K, Jayasekara P and Lalitharatne TD (2018). Scalable Autonomous Agronomical Smartbot. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Conference: 2018 14th IEEE/ASME International Conference on Mechatronic and Embedded Systems and Applications (MESA)  10.1109/mesa.2018.8449202
H. MCMH, R. ARCG and Thilina DL (2018). An Underactuated Linkage Finger Mechanism for Hand Prostheses. Modern Mechanical Engineering  vol. 08, (02) 121-139. 10.4236/mme.2018.82009

2017

Herath HMCM, Gopura RARC and Lalitharatne TD (2017). Prosthetic Hand with a Linkage Finger Mechanism for Power Grasping Applications. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Conference: 2017 IEEE Life Sciences Conference (LSC)  10.1109/lsc.2017.8268203
Premarathna CP, Chathuranga DS and Lalitharatne TD (2017). Fabrication of a Soft Tactile Display Based on Pneumatic Balloon Actuators and Voice Coils: Evaluation of Force and Vibration Sensations. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Conference: 2017 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration (SII)  10.1109/sii.2017.8279314
Herath HMCWB, Herath HMS, Sumangala SW, de Silva O, Chathuranga D and Lalitharatne TD (2017). Design and Development of an Automated Battery Swapping and Charging Station for Multirotor Aerial Vehicles. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Conference: 2017 17th International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems (ICCAS)  10.23919/iccas.2017.8204465
Ruhunage I, Perera CJ, Nisal K, Subodha J and Lalitharatne TD (2017). EMG Signal Controlled Transhumeral Prosthetic with EEG-SSVEP Based Approch for Hand Open/Close. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Conference: 2017 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC)  10.1109/smc.2017.8123115
Atapattu SH, Senevirathna NM, Shan HLU, Madusanka TBT, Lalitharatne TD and Chathuranga DS (2017). Design and Development of a Wearable Haptic Feedback Device to Recognize Textured Surfaces: Preliminary Study. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Conference: 2017 IEEE International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM)  10.1109/aim.2017.8013988
Nisal K, Ruhunge I, Subodha J, Perera CJ and Lalitharatne TD (2017). Design, Implementation and Performance Validation of UOMPro Artificial Hand: Towards Affordable Hand Prostheses**This research is partially supported by the University of Moratuwa final year project research grant scheme. Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)  vol. 2017, 909-912. Conference: 2017 39th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)  10.1109/embc.2017.8036972
Perera CJ, Lalitharatne TD and Kiguchi K (2017). EEG-Controlled Meal Assistance Robot with Camera-Based Automatic Mouth Position Tracking and Mouth Open Detection. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Conference: 2017 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)  10.1109/icra.2017.7989208
Weerakkody TH, Lalitharatne TD and Gopura RARC (2017). Adaptive Foot in Lower-Limb Prostheses. Journal of Robotics  vol. 2017, 1-15. 10.1155/2017/9618375
Weerakkody TH, Lalitharatne TD, Gopura RARC, Liyanaarachchi N and Herath C (2017). Development of an Active Shoulder Prosthesis with Low-Level Control Validation. ACTA Press Conference: Modelling, Identification and Control  10.2316/p.2017.848-058

2016

Perera CJ, Naotunna I, Sadaruwan C, Gopura RARC and Lalitharatne TD (2016). SSVEP Based BMI for a Meal Assistance Robot. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Conference: 2016 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC)  10.1109/smc.2016.7844580
Abeysinghe A, Abeysiriwardena S, Nanayakkarawasam R, Wimalsiri W, Lalitharatne TD and Tennakoon S (2016). Development of A Numerically Controlled Hot Wire Foam Cutting Machine for Wing Mould Construction. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Conference: 2016 Moratuwa Engineering Research Conference (MERCon)  10.1109/mercon.2016.7480116
Perera CJ, Naotunna I, Sandaruwan C, Kelly-Boxall NJ, Gopura RARC and Lalitharatne TD (2016). Electrooculography Signal based Control of a Meal Assistance Robot. ACTA Press Conference: Biomedical Engineering  10.2316/p.2016.832-064

2015

Naotunna I, Perera CJ, Sandaruwan C, Gopura RARC and Lalitharatne TD (2015). Meal Assistance Robots: A Review on Current Status, Challenges and Future Directions. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Conference: 2015 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration (SII)  10.1109/sii.2015.7404980

2014

Lalitharatne TD, Teramoto K, Hayashi Y, Tamura K and Kiguchi K (2014). EEG-based evaluation for perception-assist in upper-limb power-assist exoskeletons. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Conference: 2014 World Automation Congress (WAC)  10.1109/wac.2014.6935909
Lalitharatne TD, Teramoto K, Hayashi Y and Kiguchi K (2014). Evaluation of Perception-Assist with an Upper-Limb Power-Assist Exoskeleton using EMG and EEG Signals. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Conference: Proceedings of the 11th IEEE International Conference on Networking, Sensing and Control  10.1109/icnsc.2014.6819681

2013

Lalitharatne TD, Teramoto K, Hayashi Y and Kiguchi K (2013). 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, (2) 147-154. 10.2478/pjbr-2013-0009
KIGUCHI K, LALITHARATNE TD and HAYASHI Y (2013). 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, (1) 10.1299/jamdsm.7.74
LALITHARATNE TD, TERAMOTO K, HAYASHI Y, NANAYAKKARA T and KIGUCHI K (2013). 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. Journal of Advanced Mechanical Design Systems and Manufacturing  vol. 7, (4) 10.1299/jamdsm.7.736
Lalitharatne TD, Hayashi Y, Teramoto K and Kiguchi K (2013). Compensation of the Effects of Muscle Fatigue on EMG-Based Control using Fuzzy Rules Based Scheme*The part of this work was supported by Japan Society of Promotion of Science (JSPS) Grant-in-Aid for Science Research (C) 23560293. Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)  vol. 2013, 6949-6952. Conference: 2013 35th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)  10.1109/embc.2013.6611156

2012

Gunasekara JMP, Gopura RARC, Jayawardane TSS and Lalitharathne SWHMTD (2012). Control Methodologies for Upper Limb Exoskeleton Robots. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Conference: 2012 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration (SII)  10.1109/sii.2012.6427387
Lalitharatne TD, Hayashi Y, Teramoto K and Kiguchi K (2012). A Study on Effects of Muscle Fatigue on EMG-Based Control for Human Upper-Limb Power-Assist. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Conference: 2012 IEEE 6th International Conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability  10.1109/iciafs.2012.6419892
Lalitharatne TD, Yoshino A, Hayashi Y, Teramoto K and Kiguchi K (2012). Toward EEG Control of Upper Limb Power-Assist Exoskeletons: A Preliminary Study of Decoding Elbow Joint Velocities Using EEG Signals. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Conference: 2012 International Symposium on Micro-NanoMechatronics and Human Science (MHS)  10.1109/mhs.2012.6492482