Asanka is a postdoctoral researcher at UNSW Canberra. His research is focused on robotics, mechatronics, drones, machine learning, computer vision and signal processing. Prior to joining UNSW, Asanka was a postdoctoral researcher at Central Queensland University and University of South Australia. He has worked with several industry partners and government organizations as a research scientist. Asanka's research has attracted international media attention, including Scientific American, BBC and ABC Australia.
Asanka is currently working on multi-robot collaboration projects to address complex issues related to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) contaminated environments.
Co-organizer, Ubiquitous Robots 2023 workshop - Bio-Inspired Robot Navigation and Control in Unknown and Limited Visibility Environments
Topic editor, Frontiers in Robotics and AI, Bio-Inspired Robot Navigation and Control in Unknown and Limited Visibility Environments, 2023
Guest editor, Remote Sensing, Special Issue on Computer Vision and Image Processing in Remote Sensing, 2022-2023
Heterogeneous Robot Swarms, UNSW Research Infrastructure Scheme (2023), AUD 68,645, Kasmarik, K., Asanka Perera and 19 others
Trusted Autonomy Self Forming Research Group Bid, School of Engineering and IT, UNSW Canberra (2022-2023), AUD 27,911, Kasmarik, K., Garratt, M., Ravi, S., Anavatti, S, Asanka Perera and 7 others
Vital Sign & Disease Detection at a Distance, Vital Intelligence Inc, 23/04/2020 - 23/10/2020
My Research Supervision
I am teaching Fundamentals of Robotics and Autonomous Systems (term 2, 2023). This brand new course uses TurtleBot4 robots.
Course developer and coordinator - Mobile robotics course (UniSA teaching award, 2019).
Course coordinator and lecturer - Industrial Automation Systems.
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