Prof. Lakmal Senevirantne

Emeritus Professor Lakmal Seneviratne
Professor of Mechatronics


Telephone: +44 (0)20 7848 2236


King’s College London
Department of Informatics
Centre for Robotics Research
Strand Campus, Office S1.20
London WC2R 2LS
United Kingdom


Professor Seneviratne obtained a BSc (Eng.) and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from King’s College London. He was a research associate at University College London and an engineer at GEC Energy Systems Ltd, prior to joining King’s College London as a lecturer.

He is currently a Professor of Mechatronics.

Research Interests

Robotics and automation, with special emphasis on the use of engineering mechanics based algorithms to create intelligent behaviour in a variety of mechatronic applications.

  • Robotics – Modelling and control of robotic systems interacting with complex dynamic environments. Robotic excavation systems. Robotic assembly systems. Autonomous rough terrain navigation of outdoor vehicles.
  • Automation – Threaded fastening systems. Conform extrusion machinery. Parts feeding machinery.
  • Monitoring and Inspection Systems – Sewer pipes, Mine detection.

Research Fundings


Radiofrequency Methods For The Non-Invasive, Non-Destructive Detection And Quantitative Analysis Of Counterfeit, Fake And Substandard Medicines

Developing clinician-scientific interfaces in robotic assisted surgery: translating technical innovation into improved clinical care

(Co-) Supervisor of Research Staff and Students

Research Associates

Barras, Jamie
Noh, Yohan
Sareh, Sina
Secco, Emanuele
Wurdemann, Helge

PhD Students/Candidates

Marques Dos Santos Bimbo, Joao
Deters, Christian
Faragasso, Angela
Li, Min
Luo, Shan
Mehra, Gautam
Qi, Peng
Xie, Hui