Imperial College London

Dr Thrishantha Nanayakkara

Faculty of EngineeringDyson School of Design Engineering

Reader in Design Engineering and Robotics



t.nanayakkara CV




10-12 Prince's GardensSouth Kensington Campus





Director of Morphological Computation and Learning Lab

Thrishantha's research in controllable stiffness robots tries to understand how physical circuits in the body and environment contribute to solve computational problems to do with efficient survival in unstructured environments.



Konstantinova J, Cotugno G, Dasgupta P, et al., 2017, Palpation force modulation strategies to identify hard regions in soft tissue organs, Plos One, Vol:12, Pages:e0171706-e0171706

Nanayakkara T, Jiang A, Del Rocío Armas Fernández M, et al., 2016, Stable Grip Control on Soft Objects With Time-Varying Stiffness, Ieee Transactions on Robotics, Vol:32, ISSN:1552-3098, Pages:626-637


Wegiriya H, Sornkarn N, Bedford H, et al., 2017, A biologically inspired multimodal whisker follicle, Pages:3847-3852

Abad SA, Sornkarn N, Nanayakkara T, 2016, The role of morphological computation of the goat hoof in slip reduction, Pages:5599-5605, ISSN:2153-0858

Konstantinova J, Cotugno G, Dasgupta P, et al., 2016, Autonomous robotic palpation of soft tissue using the modulation of applied force, Pages:323-328, ISSN:2155-1774

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