Academic Staff Profiles

Mr. A.L. Kulasekera

 

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Moratuwa
10400  Moratuwa

Sri Lanka

asithak@mech.mrt.ac.lk

 

 

Teaching and Administrative Work: 

 

Teaching: 

  • ME 4340 Mechatronic Systems Engineering
  • ME 4672 Control Systems Design
  • ME 3010 Control Systems and Instrumentation
  • ME 4502 Robotics technology
  • ME 4072 Industrial Engineering
  • ME 4042 Production and Operations Management
  • ME 2832 Mechanics of Machines

 

Research Activities : 

  • Design and Development of a Soft Orthotic Device for Lower Limb and Spinal Assistance
  • Development of a Fixturing Solution for Handling Complex Aerospace Components
  • Development of a flexible robot arm for use in confined areas 
  • Development of a soft robotic glove for hand rehabilitation of stroke patients
  • Development of a Soft Wearable Device For Knee Rehabilitation Assistance
  • Development of a Soft Orthotic device for suppression of hand tremors
  • Design And Control of an Omnidirectional Robot
  • Design and development of a snake type soft robot to traverse narrow tubes
  • Reconfigurable Support Structures for use in Aerospace Applications
  • Smart Robotic Lawn Maintenance System

Education and Training : 

 

Education: 

MSc, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka - 2012
Graduate Diploma, Engineering Council, UK - 2011
BSc Engineering (Hons), University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka - 2010
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) - 2005
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) - 2005

 

Honours and Awards : 

  • Tokyo Institute of Technology AOTULE Summer Internship June - September 2019
  • Award for Outstanding Research Performance (2018)
  • Award for Outstanding Research Performance (2017)
  • Award for Outstanding Research Performance (2016)

Publications : 

 Publications in International Journals:

  • V. S. Chandraprabha Dissanayake, R. E. Kannangara, M. U. Bigumjith Dias, A. L. Kulasekera, and N. Jayaweera, “An Intelligent Control System for an Electrically Power Assisted Cycle (EPAC),” Am. J. Eng. Appl. Sci., vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 986–995, Feb. 2018, doi: 10.3844/ajeassp.2018.986.995.
  • N. Jayaweera, A.L. Kulasekera, P. Maduranga, T. Kasun, P. Seekkuarachchi, and J. Sampath, “A Novel Fixturing Solution for Handling Complex-Shaped Components,” in SAE Technical Papers, 2017, vol. Part F1298, no. September, doi: 10.4271/2017-01-2082.
  • A. L. Kulasekera, K. T. M. U. Hemapala and R. A. R. C.Gopura (2015) Dual Layered Architecture for Multi Agent Based Islanding and Load Management for Microgrids. Journal of Power and Energy Engineering, 3, 29-42. doi:10.4236/jpee.2015.35003.

Publications in International Conference Proceedings:

 

  • C.P. Premarathna, A.L. Kulasekera, D. Chathuranga, and T. Lalitharatne, “A Novel Fabrication Method for Rapid Prototyping of Soft Structures with Embedded Pneumatic Channels,” in 2019 Moratuwa Engineering Research Conference (MERCon), 2019, pp. 430–435, doi: 10.1109/MERCon.2019.8818891.
  • C.P. Premarathna, A.L. Kulasekera, D. Chathuranga, and T. Lalitharatne, “Development of Wearable Fingertip Tactile Display Driven by Bowden Cables,” in 2019 Moratuwa Engineering Research Conference (MERCon), 2019, pp. 621–626, doi: 10.1109/MERCon.2019.8818899.
  • M. U. B. Dias, A. L. Kulasekera, D. S. Chathuranga, and G. Foresi, “An evolutionary approach for line of sight relay node placement in a sensor network,” in 2019 IEEE 23rd International Symposium on Consumer Technologies (ISCT), 2019, pp. 339–344, doi: 10.1109/ISCE.2019.8900985.
  • D. Katugampala, R. B. Arumathanthri, K. M. S. Arachchi, S. Asanka, A. L. Kulasekera, and N. D. Jayaweera, , “Design and Characterization of a Novel Vacuum Bending Actuator and a Bimorph: for Preliminary Use in a Continuum Robot Arm,” in 9th IEEE International Conference on Cybernetics and Intelligent Systems, and Robotics, Automation and Mechatronics., 2019, pp. 288–293.
  • R. B. Arumathanthri, B. S. K. Abeygoonawardana, I. D. C. D. Kumarasinghe, D. S. Chathuranga, T. D. Lalitharatne, and A. L. Kulasekera, “A Soft Robotic Gripper with Sensory Feedback Fabricated by Latex using Coagulant Dipping Process,” in 2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, ROBIO 2018, 2018, pp. 2082–2087, doi: 10.1109/ROBIO.2018.8665091.
  • D. M. H. T. Dasanayake, P. S. Gunasekara, H. D. Wickramasinghe, S. Fernando, and A. L. Kulasekera, “Automated hospital ward management system interacting with mobile robot platform WDBot,” in Proceedings of 2018 IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics and Automation, ICMA 2018, 2018, pp. 557–562, doi: 10.1109/ICMA.2018.8484356.
  • B.M.S.C.B. Balasuriya, H.W.P. Bhanuka, H.R.L. Sampath, A.L. Kulasekera and N.D. Jayaweera, "An Improved Fixturing Solution for Holding Complex Shaped Components"  in 4rd International Moratuwa Engineering Research Conference, (MERCon 2017), May 2017, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
  • N. Vitharana, S. Nishanthan, A.L. Kulasekera and N.D. Jayaweera, "An Automated Reconfigurable Supporting Structure for Aeronautical Applications" in 2nd International Research Symposium (IRSUWU 2018), February 2018, Badulla, Sri Lanka. ISBN: 978-955-0481-19-4
  • B.M.S.C.B. Balasuriya, H.W.P. Bhanuka, H.R.L. Sampath, A.L. Kulasekera and N.D. Jayaweera, "An Innovative Fixing Solution for holding Complex Shaped Components" in 2nd International Research Symposium (IRSUWU 2018), February 2018, Badulla, Sri Lanka. ISBN: 978-955-0481-19-4
  • M.U.B. Dias, S. Mechsy, W. Pragithmukar and A.L. Kulasekera, “A Novel Offline Coverage Path Planning Algorithm for A Tethered Robot” in 17thInternational Conference on Control, Automation and Systems (ICCAS 2017), October 2017, Jeju, South Korea. ISBN: 978-89-93215-13-7
  • M.U.B.  Dias, S. Mechsy, W. Pragithmukar and A.L. Kulasekera, “A Mobile Robot Based Watering System for Smart Lawn Maintenance” in 17thInternational Conference on Control, Automation and Systems (ICCAS 2017), October 2017, Jeju, South Korea. ISBN: 978-89-93215-13-7
  • M.U.B.  Dias, S. Mechsy, W. Pragithmukar and A.L. Kulasekera, “Design and Development of Robot Based Smart Lawn Maintenance System” in 8th International Research Conference of KDU (IRC-10), August 2017, Ratmalana, Sri Lanka. ISBN 978-955-0301-40-9 (Available online: http://www.kdu.ac.lk/irc2017/downlods/Engineering.pdf)
  • B. A. Posindu, E. B. Janaka, D. T. Kasun, P. S. Seekkuarachchi, A. L. Kulasekera, and N. D. Jayaweera, “A novel fixturing system for complex shaped components,” in 3rd International Moratuwa Engineering Research Conference, MERCon 2017, 2017.
  • N. Jayaweera, A.L. Kulasekera, P. Maduranga, T. Kasun, P. Seekkuarachchi, and J. Sampath, “A Novel Fixturing Solution for Handling Complex-Shaped Components,” SAE Tech. Pap., vol. Part F1298, no. September, 2017.
  • K. P. Deashapriya, P. A. G. Sampath, W. M. S. B. Wijekoon, N. D. Jayaweera, and A. L. Kulasekera, “Biomimetic flexible robot arm design and kinematic analysis of a novel flexible robot arm,” in 2nd International Moratuwa Engineering Research Conference, MERCon 2016, 2016.
  • R. P. Abayasekara, Y. Zhang, C. Wheeler, and A. L. Kulasekera, “Modelling of an innovative rail conveyor system,” in 2016 IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability: Interoperable Sustainable Smart Systems for Next Generation, ICIAfS 2016, 2017.
  • S. A. Sudarshana, A. L. Kulasekera, and N. D. Jayaweera, “A novel reconfigurable supporting structure for aircraft maintenance applications,” in 2016 Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering Symposium: Innovative Applications for Industry, MIES 2016, 2016.
  • Y.W.R. Amarasinghe; A.L. Kulasekera; T.G.P. Priyadarshana, "Design and simulation of 1-DOF tactile sensor for gripping force measurement," Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS), 2013 8th IEEE International Conference on , vol., no., pp.399,402, 17-20 Dec. 2013. doi: 10.1109/ICIInfS.2013.6732017
  • Y.W.R. Amarasinghe; A.L. Kulasekera; T.G.P. Priyadarshana, "Quantum Tunneling Composite (QTC) based tactile sensor array for dynamic pressure distribution measurement," Sensing Technology (ICST), 2013 Seventh International Conference on, vol., no., pp.1,4, 3-5 Dec. 2013. doi: 10.1109/ICSensT.2013.6727794
  • K.T.M.U. Hemapala and A. L. Kulasekera, "Demand side management for micro grids through smart meters", in Proc. The Fifth IASTED Asian Conference on Power and Energy Systems (AsiaPES 2012), Phuket, Thailand, April, 2012.
  • 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. The Fifth IASTED Asian Conference on Power and Energy Systems (AsiaPES 2012), Phuket, Thailand, April, 2012.
  • 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", International Conference on Artificial Life and Robotics (AROB 2012), Beppu, Japan, 2012.
  • 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 Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Conference (ISGT 2011), India, 2011.

 Publications in Domestic Conferences/Symposiums:

  • A. L. Kulasekera, N.W. Surendra, H.W.R.S. Madusanka, V.P.C. Dassanayaka, A.K. Ukwatta, Development of an Automated Guided Vehicle for use in Industrial Applications, 17th ERU symposium, Engineering Research Unit, University of Moratuwa-Sri Lanka 2011.

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