Dr. Lakmal Seneviratne
Dr. Lakmal Seneviratne Professor & Director of KUCARS
Bio
Education
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Bio

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering & Director, KU Center for Robotics and Autonomous Systems

Lakmal Seneviratne is Professor of Mechanical Engineering and the founding Director of the Khalifa University Centre for Autonomous Robotic Systems (KUCARS) at Khalifa University, UAE. He is also the Technical Director of the Mohammed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge (MBZIRC). Prior to joining Khalifa University he was Professor of Mechatronics, the founding Director of the Centre for Robotics Research and the Head of the Division of Engineering, at King’s College London. His main research interests are centred on robotics and automation, with particular emphasis on increasing the autonomy of robotic systems interacting with complex dynamic environments. He has published over 400 peer reviewed publications on these topics. He is a member of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Academy of Scientists in the UAE.

Education
  • Ph.D., Engineering Mechanics, King’s College London (UK), 1985
  • B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering (First Class Hons.), King’s College London, 1980
Teaching Areas
  • Robotics
  • Automation
  • Control Systems
Research Interests
  • Robotics and automation
  • Medical robotics
  • Unmanned ground vehicles