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Intelligent Service Robotics Group Present at IEEE IROS 2018

A research paper titled ‘Proxemics and Approach Evaluation by Service Robot Based on User Behavior in Domestic Environment’’ was presented at the 2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) held from Oct 01 - 05 in Madrid, Spain by S. M. Bhagya P. Samarakoon, a postgraduate research student and Dr. M. A. Viraj J. Muthugala  in the Department of Electrical Engineering .

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Won 2nd Place in MathWorks Mini Drone Competition IROS 2018

MathWorks Mini Drone Competition IROS 2018 was held 3rd and 4th October 2018 in Madrid, Spain as a part of IEEE/RSJ IROS 2018 conference. The competition consisted with tow rounds. More than 30 teams were registered for the round 1 of the competition.  In round 1, the teams had to develop a simulation model for navigating a Parrot Mamba minidrone using Matlab/Simulink.

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IEEE RO-MAN Conference: The Nanjing City Prizes

Bhagya Samarakoon, a research student in the Intelligent Service Robotics Group, Department of Electrical Engineering was awarded the Nanjing City prize for the research paper entitled "Replicating Natural Approaching behavior of Humans for Improving Robot's Approach toward Two persons During a Conversation" published in 27th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN) held from Aug 27-31.

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Intelligent Service Robotics Group Present Papers at IEEE RO-MAN Conference

Four members of the Intelligent Service Robotics Group of the Department of Electrical Engineering have presented research papers at 27th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN) held from Aug 27-31, Nanjing and Tai'an, China. They are working on development of MIRob (Moratuwa Intelligent Robot), an Intelligent service robot for domestic environments under the Supervision of Dr. Buddhika Jayasekara.

Dr. Upuli Jayatunga visits University of Wollongong

Dr Upuli Jayatunga visited Australian Power Quality and Reliability Centre (APQRC), University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia in early December 2017 in relation to the ongoing power quality research collaboration work. At present, two joint PhDs are progressing successfully between UoM and UoW under her supervision. During her visit, she had meetings with APQRC staff members to find further research opportunities of mutual interest. Further, she paid a visit to Sustainable Buildings Research Centre (SBRC) facility as well.

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Prof. Sisil Kumarawadu delivers a Keynote Speech at IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Computing, Instrumentation and Control Technologies held in Kannur, India

Prof. Sisil Kumarawadu delivered a keynote speech titled "Second-guessing: A Critical Attribute for Success in R&D in Engineering and Technology" at the IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Computing, Instrumentation and Control Technologies (IEEE ICICICT'17), that was held on 6th and 7th of July, 2017, in Kannur, India. Prabhir Biswas, IIT Kharagpur, Limsoon Wong, NUS, Singapore, M. Veerachary, IIT Delhi, Rogers Mathew,
IIT Kharagpur, also delivered keynote speeches at IEEE ICICICT'17.

Dean of Faculty of Engineering

Prof. Nalin Wickramarachchi, Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering was elected as the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, at a special meeting of the Faculty Board of Engineering held on 07th December 2017. The post of Dean of the Faculty of Engineering fell vacant due to the appointment of Prof. Kapila Perera, to the post of Vice-chancellor, University of Moratuwa.

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