Publications

Refereed Journal Publications

  1. M. A. V. J. Muthugala and A. G. B. P. Jayasekara, , ''A Review of Service Robots Coping with Uncertain Information in Natural Language Instructions," IEEE Access, vol. 6, pp.12913 - 12928, 2018. [2017 IF: 3.557][PDF]
  2. M. A. V. J. Muthugala and A. G. B. P. Jayasekara, ''Enhancing User Satisfaction by Adapting Robot's Perception of Uncertain Information Based on Environment and User Feedback," IEEE Access, vol. 5, pp. 26435-26447, 2017. [2017 IF: 3.557][PDF]
  3. M. A. V. J. Muthugala, P. H. D. A. S. Srimal and A. G. B. P. Jayasekara, “Enhancing Interpretation of Ambiguous Voice Instructions based on Environment and User’s Intention for Improved Human Friendly Robot Navigation," Applied Sciences special issue on social robotics, vol. 7, no. 8, article no.  821, 2017. [2017 IF: 1.689] [PDF][Video]

Publications in International Conferences

    Highlights:  ICRA - 2 | IROS - 3 | FUZZ - 3| RO-MAN - 3| SMC - 2
  1.  M. A. V. J. Muthugala and A. G. B. P. Jayasekara, “Interpreting Uncertain Information Related to Relative References for Improved Navigational Command Understanding of Service Robots," in 2017 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Vancouver, 2017, pp. 6567-6574. [PDF][video]
  2. M. A. V. J. Muthugala and A. G. B. P. Jayasekara, “Interpreting Fuzzy Directional Information in Navigational Commands Based on Arrangement of the Surrounding Environment,” in 2017 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE), Naples, 2017, pp. 1-7. [PDF]
  3. M. A. V. J. Muthugala and A. G. B. P. Jayasekara, “Interpretation of Uncertain Information in Mobile Service Robots by Analyzing Surrounding Spatial Arrangement Based on Occupied Density Variation," 2016 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Daejeon, 2016, pp. 1517-1523.[PDF][Video]
  4. M. A. V. J. Muthugala and A. G. B. P. Jayasekara, “Enhancing Human- Robot Interaction by Interpreting Uncertain Information in Navigational Commands Based on Experience and Environment," in 2016 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Stockholm, 2016. [PDF][Video]
  5. M. A. V. J. Muthugala and A. G. B. P. Jayasekara, “MIRob: An Intelligent Service Robot that Learns from Interactive Discussions while Handling Uncertain Information in User Instructions," in 2016 Moratuwa Engineering Research Conference (MERCon), Moratuwa, 2016. [Best paper award] [PDF][video]
  6. M. A. V. J. Muthugala and A. G. B. P. Jayasekara, “Interpreting Fuzzy Linguistic Information in User Commands by Analyzing Movement Restrictions in the Surrounding Environment," in 2015 Moratuwa Engineering Research Conference (MERCon), Moratuwa, 2015, pp. 124-129. [PDF]
  7. M. A. V. J. Muthugala and A. G. B. P. Jayasekara, “Synthesizing Fuzzy Linguistic Vocal Responses by Adapting Perception of Robot Based on Visual Attention," in 2014 7th Int. Conf. on Information and Automation for Sustainability (ICIAfS), Colombo, 2014, pp.1-6. [PDF]
  8. M. A. V. J. Muthugala, M. K. B. S. Munasinghe, M. H. C. Lakshan, L. H. H. Madurangi, and A. G. B. P. Jayasekara, “Design of an interactive robotic head with human-like movements," in 2013 8th IEEE Int. Conf. on Industrial and Information Systems, Peradeniya, 2013, pp. 355-360. [PDF]
  9. S. M. B. P. Samarakoon, H. P. C. Sirithunge, M. A. V. J. Muthugala, and A. G. B. P. Jayasekara, "Proxemics and Approach Evaluation by Service Robot Based on User Behavior in Domestic Environment," in 2018 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on  Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), Madrid, 2018. [PDF]
  10. S. M. B. P. Samarakoon, M. A. V. J. Muthugala, and A. G. B. P. Jayasekara, "Identifying Approaching Behavior of a Person During a Conversation: A Human Study for Improving Human-Robot Interaction," in 2018 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC), Miyazaki, 2018.
  11. H. M. R. T. Bandara, M. A. V. J. Muthugala, A. G. B. P. Jayasekara, and D. P. Chandima, "Grounding Object Attributes through Interactive Discussion for Building Cognitive Maps in Service Robots," in 2018 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC), Miyazaki, 2018.
  12. S. M. S. S. Senarathna, M. A. V. J. Muthugala, and A. G. B. P. Jayasekara,\Intelligent Robot Companion Capable of Controlling
    Environment Ambiance of Smart Houses by Observing User's Behavior," in 2018 2nd International Conference on Electrical Engineering (EECon), Colombo, 2018.
  13. M. M. S. N. Edirisinghe, M. A. V. J. Muthugala, and A. G. B. P. Jayasekara,\Application of Robot Autobiographical Memory in Long-Term Human-Robot Social Interactions," in 2018 2nd International Conference on Electrical Engineering (EECon), Colombo, 2018.
  14. S. M. B. P. Samarakoon, M. A. V. J. Muthugala, and A. G. B. P. Jayasekara, "Replicating Natural Approaching Behavior of Humans for Improving Robot's Approach toward Two Persons During a Conversation," in 27th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), Nanjing, 2018, pp. 552-558. [Nanjing City Prize]
  15. H. P. C. Sirithunge, M. A. V. J. Muthugala, A. G. B. P. Jayasekara, and D. P. Chandima, "A Wizard of Oz Study of Human Interest towards Robot Initiated Human-Robot Interaction," in 27th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), Nanjing, 2018, pp. 515-521.
  16. H. M. R. T. Bandara, M. A. V. J. Muthugala, A. G. B. P. Jayasekara, and D. P. Chandima, "Cognitive Spatial Representative Map for Interactive Conversational Model of Service Robot," in 27th IEEE International Conference on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN), Nanjing, 2018, pp. 686-691.
  17. M. M. S. N. Edirisinghe, M. A. V. J. Muthugala, H. P. C. Sirithunge and A. G. B. P. Jayasekara, "Enhancing Overall Object Placement by Understanding Uncertain Spatial and Qualitative Distance Information in User Commands," in 2018 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Brisbane, 2018.
  18. G. W. M. Manuhara, M. A. V. J. Muthugala, and A. G. B. P. Jayasekara, "Design and Development of an Interactive Service Robot as a Conversational Companion for Elderly People," in 2018 Moratuwa Engineering Research Conference (MERCon), Moratuwa, IEEE, 2018.
  19. H. G. M. T. Yashoda, A. M. S. Piumal, P. G. S. P. Polgahapitiya, M. M. M. Mubeen, M. A. V. J. Muthugala, and A. G. B. P. Jayasekara, "Design and Development of a Smart Wheelchair with Multiple Control Interfaces," in 2018 Moratuwa Engineering Research Conference (MERCon), Moratuwa, IEEE, 2018.
  20. P. H. D. A. S. Srimal, M. A. V. J. Muthugala and A. G. B. P. Jayasekara, “Deictic Gesture Enhanced Fuzzy Spatial Relation Grounding in Natural Language,” in 2017 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE), Naples, 2017.
  21. H. P. C. Sirithunge, M. A. V. J. Muthugala, A. G. B. P. Jayasekara and D. P. Chandima, “Interpretation of Interaction Demanding of a User Based on Nonverbal Behavior in a Domestic Environment,” in 2017 IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (FUZZ-IEEE), Naples, 2017.
  22. P. H. D. A. S. Srimal, M. A. V. J. Muthugala and A. G. B. P. Jayasekara, “Identifying Spatial Terminology and Boundaries for Human Robot Interaction: A Human Study,” in 2017 Moratuwa Engineering Research Conference (MERCon), Moratuwa, 2017, pp. 46-51.
  23. A. L. S. Sriwardene, M. A. V. J. Muthugala, and A. G. B. P. Jayasekara, “Vision Based Smart Driver Assisting System for Locomotives," in 2016 IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability (ICIAfS), Galle, IEEE, 2016, pp. 1-6. [PDF]
  24.  A. G. N. Bandara, B. M. A. N. Balasooriya, H. G. I. W. Bandara, K. S. Buddhasiri, M. A. V. J. Muthugala and A. G. B. P. Jayasekara and D. P. Chandima, “Smart Irrigation Controlling System for Green Roofs Based on Predicted Evapotranspiration," in 2016 Electrical Engineering Conference (EECon), Colombo, 2016, pp. 31-36. [PDF]
  25. A. G. N. Jayasekara, M. A. V. J. Muthugala, and A. G. B. P. Jayasekara, “Design and Development of an Anthropomorphic Robotic Head with Force Attentive Reflex Actions," in 2016 Moratuwa Engineering Research Conference (MERCon), Moratuwa, 2016, pp. 409-414. [PDF]

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