Associate Professor Sarath Kodagoda
Associate Professor Sarath Kodagoda is the Deputy Director (Teaching & Research Integration) of the Centre for Autonomous Systems (CAS) and Coordinator of the Mechanical and Mechatronics programs at University of Technology Sydney (UTS). He is also serving as the Vice President of the Australian Robotics & Automation Association (ARAA). He is instrumental in the development of the Mechatronics courses at UTS and received 3 teaching awards including the prestegious UTS Medal for teaching & research integration. He has over 20 years of experience in robotics, published over 150 papers, received over $6M industry grants and 5 research awards including state, national and international awards. He is a co-chair of the first ever Robotic Roadmap for Australia, which was launched in 2018.
His broad research interest is to develop robotic solutions for humans to safely and efficiently carry out dirty, dull and dangerous tasks. Sensor fusion, sensor networks, data processing and decision making through machine learning are his research directions.