Dr. Navinda Kottege from CSIRO, Australia Visits University of Moratuwa
Dr. Navinda Kottege, Senior Research Scientist and Research Team Leader with the Robotics and Autonomous Systems Group at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) in Brisbane, Australia visited the Department of Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering (ENTC), the University of Moratuwa on 6th January 2020. Dr. Navinda has been instrumental in hosting ENTC undergraduates as research interns at CSIRO as well as supervising final year projects as an external supervisor and providing robot hardware for the projects. A discussion on the progress of the final year projects was held at the department conference room with the participation of Dr. Peshala Jayasekara (ENTC), Dr. Thilina Lalitharatne (Mechanical Engineering) and Dr. Sulochana Sooriyaarachchi (Computer Science and Engineering), which was followed by a demonstration of the projects by the undergraduate students. Dr. Navinda also conducted a guest lecture on “Field Robotics” at the New Auditorium of the University of Moratuwa. In this talk, he gave an overview of the diverse research conducted at CSIRO’s Robotics and Autonomous Systems Group and explained about some specific technologies developed including SLAM and Legged robot locomotion.