Imperial College London

Dr Thrishantha Nanayakkara

Faculty of EngineeringDyson School of Design Engineering

Reader in Design Engineering and Robotics
 
 
 
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+44 (0)20 7594 0965t.nanayakkara Website CV

 
 
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Location

 

RCS1 M229Dyson BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Guest Lectures

How robots can learn physical adaptations based on the history of control action, Robotics: Science and Systems Conference, 2019, Freiburg, Germany, 2019

Morphological Computation of Perception and Action, RoboSoft 2019 Workshop on 'Morphological Computation Through Physical Adaptation of Soft Robots', Seoul, South Korea, 2019

Conditioning the body to reduce the entropy of random variables, Robosoft 2019 - Workshop on "Toward the Nature of Information Processing in Soft machines: Bridging Flexible Electronics and Morphological Computation", Seoul, South Korea, 2019

Learning physical examination with robotic patients, Royal College of General Practitioners annual conference, Glasgow, 2018

Soft robotic approaches for rehabilitation, Xuzhou Central Hospital and Nanjing Central Hospital, Xuzhou, China and Nanjing, China, 2018

Invited workshop talk at IEEE ICRA2018 on “active search for haptic information in the impedance domain”, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA-2018), Brisbane, Australia, 2018

Plenary workshop talk at IEEE ICRA2018 on “Brain is the last resort”, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA-2018), Brisbane, Australia, 2018

Keynote on "Surviving in an uncertain world with slow communication pathways", University of Leeds, Leeds, 2018

The University of Leeds, keynote on “Surviving in an uncertain world with slow communication pathways”, University of Leeds, Leeds, 2018

Invited public talk on "Trustable Robots" in the Imperial Festival, Imperial College London, South Kensington, 2018

Plenary workshop talk at IEEE RoboSoft 2018 on “Haptic information gain in the impedance domain”, IEEE RoboSoft 2018, Livorno, Italy, 2018

Keynote at Indonesia Institute of Science and technology on “Soft robotics for sustainable rainforest communities”, Indonesia Institute of Science and Technology, Bandung, Indonesia, 2017

Keynote at IMechE Christmas event – “Tinkering” on “If robots were to survive like living beings in uncertain environments”, IMechE, London, 2017

Plenary keynote at IEEE PIMRC on “Survival in uncertain environments with slow communication pathways – evidence from morphological computation”, IEEE PIMRC, Montreal, Canada, 2017