Dr. Thrishantha Nanayakkara

Dr. Thrishantha Nanayakkara
Senior Lecturer

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Email: Thrish.Antha@kcl.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7848 2256

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King’s College London
Department of Informatics
Centre for Robotics Research
Strand Campus, Office S1.23
London WC2R 2LS
United Kingdom


  • Member IEEE, Society for Neuroscience (SFN)
  • Associate editor, Journal of Control and Intelligent Systems, ACTA Press
  • Associate editor, Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics, Japan
  • Founding General Chair, International Conference of Information and Automation for Sustainability (ICIAfS)
  • One of the founders, London Robotics Network

Research Interests

  • Human-robot interaction
  • Human bimanual motor learning and control
  • Robotic interaction with uncertain environments
  • Soft robots with controllable stiffness
  • Robotic bimanual affordance learning
  • Robotic learning based on demonstrations

Research Fundings


(Co-) Supervisor of Research Staff and Students

Research Associates

De Meyer, Kris
Noh, Yohan
Sareh, Sina

PhD Students/Candidates

Marques Dos Santos Bimbo, Joao
Cotugno, Giuseppe
Escudero, Maximiliano
Faragasso, Angela
Jiang, Allen
Ranasinghe, Anuradha
Sornkarn, Nantachai 
Wang, Qi
Xie, Hui
Zirjakova, Jelizaveta