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Dr Anuradha Ranasinghe

Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering
0151 291 3891


I have been awarded my PhD in robotics from King's College London in 2015.  My PhD thesis focuses on identification of abstracted dynamics of haptic-based human control policies and human responses in guiding/following using hard reins in low visibility conditions. 

My broad research interests: Haptics, Human robot interaction, Computational motor control


My work was accepted for a finalist for the IEEE Franklin V. Taylor memorial award for the best paper and the best student paper award in the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics conference, Manchester, UK in 2013. 
  • My work was featured in EPSRC news release and California based CBS Radio in a live interview.

Selected publications


1. Ranasinghe, Anuradha, Nantachai Sornkarn, Prokar Dasgupta, Kaspar Althoefer, Jacques Penders, and Thrishantha Nanayakkara. "Salient feature of haptic-based guidance of people in low visibility environments using hard reins." IEEE Transactions on cybernetics 46, no. 2 (2016): 568-579.

 2. Ranasinghe, Anuradha, Prokar Dasgupta, Atulya Nagar, and Thrishantha Nanayakkara. "Human Behavioral Metrics of a Predictive Model Emerging During Robot Assisted Following Without Visual Feedback." IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters 3, no. 3 (2018): 2624-2631.

3. Ranasinghe, Anuradha, Prokar Dasgupta, Kaspar Althoefer, and Thrishantha Nanayakkara. "Identification of haptic based guiding using hard reins." PloS one 10, no. 7 (2015): e0132020.


1. Ranasinghe, Anuradha, Jacques Penders, Prokar Dasgupta, Kaspar Althoefer, and Thrishantha Nanayakkara. "A two party haptic guidance controller via a hard rein." In Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2013 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on, pp. 116-122. IEEE, 2013.