Employment

Education

  • Ph.D. 2013

    Ph.D. in Media Design

    Keio University, Japan, Graduate School of Media Design

  • Masters.2010

    Master in Media Design

    Keio University, Japan, Graduate School of Media Design

  • B.Sc(Hons)2007

    B.Sc Eng (Honours) Degree in Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering

    University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

  • Undergraduate Internship2006

    Mixedreality Lab

    National University of Singapore

  • Undergraduate Internship2006

    Research Techno Plaza

    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Latest News, Awards and Prizes

  • 2015
    ICAT-EGVE2015 Awards, Honorable Mention & Best Demo Award at the 25th International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence (ICAT 2015) and the 20th Eurographics Symposium on Virtual Environments (EGVE 2015)
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    The full paper,

    Saraiji, M. H. D., Charith Lasantha Fernando, Kouta Minamizawa, and Susumu Tachi. "Development of Mutual Telexistence System using Virtual Projection of Operator’s Egocentric Body Images." (2015).

    won the Honorable Mention & Best Demo award at the 25th International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence (ICAT 2015) and the 20th Eurographics Symposium on Virtual Environments (EGVE 2015).
  • 2015
    Augmented Human 2015 Awards: Best Demonstration Award at 6th Augmented Human International Conference, Singapore
    The publication,

    MHD Yamen Saraiji, Charith Lasantha Fernando, Kouta Minamizawa, and Susumu Tachi. 2015. Mutual hand representation for telexistence robots using projected virtual hands. In Proceedings of the 6th Augmented Human International Conference (AH '15). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 221-222.

    won the best demonstration award at the 6th Augmented Human International Conference took place at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Singapore on March 9-11, 2015.
  • 2013
    ICAT 2013 Awards, Honorable Mention Award at 23rd International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence Conference, Tokyo, Japan
    The full paper,

    C. L. Fernando, M. Furukawa, K. Minamizawa and S. Tachi, "Experiencing ones own hand in telexistence manipulation with a 15 DOF anthropomorphic robot hand and a flexible master glove," Artificial Reality and Telexistence (ICAT), 2013 23rd International Conference on, Tokyo, 2013, pp. 20-27.

    was nominated as Honorable Mention in the 23rd International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence conference held in Tokyo, Japan.
  • 2013
    TELUBee Project was Invited to demonstrate at Laval Virtual Revolution 2013, France
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    TELUBee - Ubiquitous Telexistence Project was Invited to demonstrate at Laval Virtual Revolution 2013, France on March 2013.
  • 2012
    IROS2012 Awards, Best Student Paper Award finalist at 25th IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) 2012, Vilamoura, Portugal
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    The full paper,
    C. L. Fernando et al., "Design of TELESAR V for transferring bodily consciousness in telexistence," IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) 2012, Vilamoura, 2012, pp. 5112-5118.
    was nominated as the IROS2012-ICROS Best Student Paper Award finalist at IROS 2012, Vilamoura, Portugal 2012.
  • 2012
    IROS2012 Awards, ICROS Best Application Paper Award finalist at 25th IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) 2012, Vilamoura, Portugal
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    The full paper,
    C. L. Fernando et al., "Design of TELESAR V for transferring bodily consciousness in telexistence," IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) 2012, Vilamoura, 2012, pp. 5112-5118.
    was nominated as the IROS2012-ICROS Best Application Paper Award finalist at IROS 2012, Vilamoura, Portugal 2012.
  • 2011
    Petimo: InventiON and First Prize of ICT (information and communication technologies) track at “Innovation Circus” (international innovation competition)
    Petimo: InventiON and First Prize of ICT (information and communication technologies) track at “Innovation Circus” (international innovation competition) held in Milan, Italy
  • 2010
    Won the "Monbukagakusho: MEXT" Scholarship provided by the Japanese Government for year 2010 ~ 2013
    Won the most prestigious "Monbukagakusho: MEXT" Scholarship for Research Students (University Nominated Students) provided by the Japanese Government for year 2010 ~ 2013
  • 2010
    Walky:指の擬人的な動作を用いた歩行ロボットへの操作手法
    Walky:指の擬人的な動作を用いた歩行ロボットへの操作手法, インタラクション 2010, ベストインタラクティブ賞
  • 2009
    Babbage Cabbage, Third place at the Nokia Ubimedia Mindtrek Awards
    Babbage Cabbage, third place at the “Nokia Ubimedia Mindtrek Awards” Tampere University of Technology in Finlandn
  • 2008
    Won the "Keio Design the Future Award for International Students" for year 2008 ~ 2010
    Keio Design the Future Award for International Students is aimed at highly talented international students with outstanding academic records, is possibly the most generous available from a Japanese university. Only five awards given each year. Scholarship duration is two years.
  • 2008
    Distinguished Genius Medal of Hungarian Republic at the 36th International Exhibition of Inventions 2008 in Geneva
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    Undergraduate final year project "Sensor-Based Motion Tracking System for Human-Computer Interaction (a Virtual Mouse)" won "Distinguished Genius Medal of Hungarian Republic" at the 36th International Exhibition of Inventions, Techniques and Products of Geneva which was held at Geneva Palexpo (Hall 7) in Switzerland from 2nd to 6th April 2008.
  • 2008
    Silver Medallist at the 36th International Exhibition of Inventions 2008 in Geneva
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    Undergraduate final year project "Sensor-Based Motion Tracking System for Human-Computer Interaction (a Virtual Mouse)" won Silver medal at the 36th International Exhibition of Inventions, Techniques and Products of Geneva which was held at Geneva Palexpo (Hall 7) in Switzerland from 2nd to 6th April 2008.