Navinda Kottege
"Imagination is more important than knowledge" - Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Navinda Kottege

Address
Brisbane
QLD
Australia
Contact
navinda - at - ieee - dot - org
+61 400 343 017
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EDUCATION
RESEARCH
TEACHING
  • The University of Queensland - Australia (May 2012 to present).
    • Adjunct Fellow - School of Information Technology & Electrical Engineering
      • Member of the CSIRO team teaching CSSE4011: Advanced embedded systems at UQ.
  • The Australian National University (May 2008 to Nov. 2009).
  • University of Colombo - Sri Lanka (July 2003 - Feb. 2004)
    • Assistant Lecturer - Department of Physics (Sep. 2003 - Feb. 2004).
    • Teaching Assistant - Department of Physics (July - Sep. 2003).
ENGINEERING
VOLUNTEERING
  • Scientists in Schools program (Aug. 2010 to present)
  • Young ICT Exploreres Australia - Competition for year 4 - 12 students.
    • Judge - Queensland competition (2012, 2013, 2015).
  • The Australian National University
AWARDS
  • Queensland State iAward (Research and Development) for Springbrook wireless sensor network project (2012).
  • CSIRO Learning Culture Award for teaching the Wireless Sensor Networks course at UQ (2011).
  • CSIRO Teamwork award commendation for being a member of the Springbrook Rainforest monitoring phase 2 & 3 project team (2011).
  • Australian Postgraduate Award scholarship to conduct my PhD studies at The Australian National University (2004-2008)
  • RSISE supplementary scholarship in recognition of my academic performance (2004-2008)
  • Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS) Physical Science Award 2003 in Physics at the 59 th annual session of SLAAS for undergraduate project ‘Virtual Robot Arm Control Model’
  • ‘Arthur Lambert Rupasinghe Scholarship in Physics’ for outstanding performance in first & second year examinations at the University of Colombo - Sri Lanka (2002)
PUBLICATIONS
  • Marko Bjelonic, Timon Homberger, Navinda Kottege, Paulo Borges, Margarita Chli, Philipp Beckerle, (2017), Autonomous Navigation of Hexapod Robots With Vision-based Adaptive Control, To appear in proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robots and Automation (ICRA 2017), Singapore, May 2017.
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  • Huub Heijnen, David Howard, Navinda Kottege, (2017), A Testbed that Evolves Hexapod Controllers in Hardware, To appear in proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robots and Automation (ICRA 2017), Singapore, May 2017.
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  • Alberto Elfes, Ryan James Steindl, Fletcher Talbot, Farid Kendoul, Pavan Sikka, Tom Lowe, Navinda Kottege, Marko Bjelonic, Ross Dungavell, Tirthankar Bandyopadhyay, Marcus Hoerger, (2017),The Multilegged Autonomous eXplorer (MAX), To appear in proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robots and Automation (ICRA 2017), Singapore, May 2017.
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  • Benjamin Tam & Navinda Kottege, (2016), Fall Avoidance and Recovery for Bipedal Robots using Walking Sticks. To appear in proceedings of the Australasian Conference on Robotics & Automation (ACRA 2016), Brisbane, QLD.
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  • Dylan Williamson, Navinda Kottege, & Peyman Moghadam, (2016), Terrain Characterisation and Gait Adaptation by a Hexa-pod Robot. To appear in proceedings of the Australasian Conference on Robotics & Automation (ACRA 2016), Brisbane, QLD.
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  • Marko Bjelonic, Navinda Kottege, & Philipp Beckerle, (2016), Proprioceptive Control of an Over-Actuated Hexapod Robot in Unstructured Terrain, In proceedings of the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2016), Daejeon, Korea, October, 2016.
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  • Timon Homberger, Marko Bjelonic, Navinda Kottege, & Paulo Borges, (2016), Terrain-dependant Control of Hexapod Robots using Vision, In proceedings of the International Symposium on Experimental Robotics (ISER 2016), Tokyo, Japan, October 2016.
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  • Joshua Christie and Navinda Kottege, (2016), Acoustics based Terrain Classification for Legged Robots. In proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2016), Stockholm, Sweden, May, 2016
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  • Philipp Sommer, Branislav Kusy, Raja Jurdak, Navinda Kottege, Jiajun Liu, Kun Zhao, Adam McKeown, & David Westcott (2015), From the Lab into the Wild: Design and Deployment Methods for Multi-Modal Tracking Platforms, Pervasive and Mobile Computing (In press), September, 2015
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  • Lincoln Phillips, Christopher Berry-Porter, Navinda Kottege, Matthew D’Souza, & Montserrat Ros (2015), Machine Learning Based Acoustic Sensing for Indoor Room Localisation Using Mobile Phones. In proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Sensing Technology (ICST 2015), Auckland, New Zealand, Dec 08-10, 2015
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  • Navinda Kottege, Raja Jurdak, Frederieke Kroon, & Dean Jones (2015), Automated Detection of Broadband Clicks of Freshwater Fish using Spectro-Temporal Features. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 137(5)
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  • Navinda Kottege, Callum Parkinson, Peyman Moghadam, Alberto Elfes & Surya P. N. Singh (2015), Energetics-Informed Hexapod Gait Transitions. In proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2015), Seattle, WA, USA, May 26-30, 2015
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  • Raja Jurdak, Alberto Elfes, Branislav Kusy, Ashley Tews, Wen Hu, Emili Hernandez, Navinda Kottege & Pavan Sikka (2015), Autonomous Surveillance for Biosecurity, Trends in Biotechnology, 33(4), pp. 201–207
    [Abstract][Paper]

  • Marcus Hoerger, Navinda Kottege, Tirthankar Bandyopadhyay, Alberto Elfes & Peyman Moghadam (2014), Real-time Stabilisation for Hexapod Robots. In proceedings of the International Symposium on Experimental Robotics (ISER 2014), Marrakech and Essaouira, Morocco, June 15-18, 2014
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  • Graeme Best, Peyman Moghadam, Navinda Kottege, & Lindsay Kleeman (2013), Terrain Classification Using a Hexapod Robot. In proceedings of the Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation 2013 (ACRA '13), Sydney, Australia, December 2013. ISBN: 978-0-9807404-4-8
    [Abstract][Paper]

  • Prasant Misra, Navinda Kottege, Branislav Kusy, Diethelm Ostry, & Sanjay Jha (2013), Acoustical Ranging Techniques in Embedded Wireless Sensor Networked Devices. Transactions on Sensor Networks, 10(1), ACM, ISSN: 1550-4859.
    [Abstract][Paper]

  • Raja Jurdak, Philipp Sommer, Branislav Kusy, Navinda Kottege, Christopher Crossman, Adam McKeown, David Westcott (2013), Camazotz: Multimodal Activity-Based GPS Sampling. In proceedings of the 12th ACM/IEEE conference on Information Processing in Sensor Networks (IPSN 2013), ACM, New York, NY, USA. ISBN: 978-1-4503-1959-1
    [Abstract][Paper]

  • Navinda Kottege, Felix Schill, Alexander Bahr, & Uwe R. Zimmer (2013), Underwater Robot Swarms: Challenges & Opportunities. In S. Kernbach (Ed.), Handbook of Collective Robotics - Fundamentals & Challenges, pp. 115-126, Singapore: Pan Stanford. ISBN: 978-9-814-31642-2
    [Book]

  • Navinda Kottege, Raja Jurdak, Frederieke Kroon, & Dean Jones (2012). Classification of Underwater Broadband Bioacoustics Using Spectro-Temporal Features, In proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Underwater Networks and Systems (WUWNet ’12), ACM, New York, NY, USA. ISBN: 978-1-4503-1773-3
    [Abstract][Paper]

  • Benjamin Croker & Navinda Kottege (2012), Using feature vectors to detect frog calls in wireless sensor networks. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 131(5), pp. EL400-EL405. ISSN: 0001-4966
    [Abstract][Paper]

  • Tim Wark, Damien O’Rourke, Navinda Kottege, Wen Hu, & Darren Moore (2012), Opportunities for multimedia environmental sensor networks. IEEE Communications Society MMTC E-Letter, 6(12), pp. 5-8.
    [Paper]

  • Prasant Misra, Diethelm Ostry, Navinda Kottege, & Sanjay Jha (2011), TWEET: An envelope detection based broadband ultrasonic ranging system. In proceedings of the ACM international conference on modeling, analysis, and simulation of wireless and mobile systems (MSWiM ’11), Miami, FL, 31 October - 4 November, 2011. ISBN 978-1-4503-0898-4.
    [Abstract][Paper]

  • Navinda Kottege & Uwe R. Zimmer (2011), Underwater acoustic localization for small submersibles, Journal of Field Robotics, Special Issue: State of the Art in Maritime Autonomous Surface and Underwater Vehicles, Part 2, 28(1), pp. 40-69, January 2011, Wiley. ISSN: 1556-4967.
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  • Navinda Kottege (2009), Underwater Acoustic Localisation in the context of Autonomous Submersibles, College of Engineering and Computer Science, PhD thesis, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, June 2009.
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  • Navinda Kottege & Uwe R. Zimmer (2008), Cross-correlation Tracking for Maximum Length Sequence Based Acoustic Localisation, In proceedings of the Australasian Conference on Robotics and Automation 2008 (ACRA ’08), Canberra, Australia, 3 - 5 December, 2008. ISBN: 978-0-646-50643-2.
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  • Navinda Kottege & Uwe R. Zimmer (2008), Acoustical Methods for Azimuth, Range and Heading Estimation
    in Underwater Swarms, In proceedings of Acoustics ’08, Paris, France, 29 June - 4 July 2008. ISBN: 978-2-9521105-4-9.
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  • Navinda Kottege & Uwe R. Zimmer (2008), MLS-based, Distributed Bearing, Range, and Posture Estimation for
    Schools of Submersibles, Experimental Robotics, Series: Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics, 39, pp. 377-385, February 2008, Berlin; Heidelberg, Springer. ISBN: 978-3-540-77456-3.
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  • Navinda Kottege & Uwe R. Zimmer (2007), Relative Localization for AUV Swarms, In proceedings of the International Symposium on Underwater Technology ’07 , Tokyo, Japan, 17 - 20 April, 2007. ISBN: 978-1-4244-1207-2.
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  • Navinda Kottege & Uwe R. Zimmer (2006), Acoustical Localization in Schools of Submersibles, In proceedings
    of IEEE/OES Oceans ’06
    , Singapore, 16 - 19 May, 2006. ISBN: 978-1-4244-0138-3.
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  • Navinda Kottege & D.U.J. Sonnadara (2004), Virtual robot arm control model, In proceedings of the 20th
    Technical session of the Institute of Physics
    , Sri Lanka, March 2004.
SEMINARS
  • Autonomous Systems Lab, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETHZ), hosted by Dr. Juan Nieto, Switzerland (May 2016).
  • Google X, hosted by Dr. Kurt Konolidge, Mountain View, CA, USA (April 2016)
  • Bosch Research and Technology Center, hosted by Dr. Riano Lorenzo, Palo alto, CA, USA (Apr. 2016).
  • NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, hosted by Dr. Larry Mathies, Pasadena, CA, USA (June 2015).
  • Kentucky Transportation Center, College of Engineering, University of Kentucky, hosted by Dr. Abheetha Peiris, Lexington, KY, USA (June 2015)
  • Biomimetic Millisystems Lab, UC Berkeley, hosted by Prof. Ronald Fearing, Berkeley, CA, USA (May 2015).
  • AI Lab, Stanford University, hosted by Prof. Oussama Khatib, Stanford, CA, USA (May 2015).
  • Queensland University of Technology, hosted by Dr. Thierry Peynot, QLD, Australia (Nov. 2014).
  • University of Queensland, hosted by Dr. Adam Postula, QLD, Australia (May. 2014).
  • University of Colombo, hosted by Prof. Sumedha Jayanetti, Colombo, Sri Lanka (Nov. 2013).
  • NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, hosted by Dr. Adrian Stoica, Pasadena, CA, USA (Nov. 2012).
  • Robotics Embedded Systems Laboratory, University of Southern California, hosted by Prof. Gaurav Sukhatme,
    Los Angeles, CA, USA (Nov. 2012).
  • Australian Centre for Field Robotics, hosted by Prof. Stefan Williams, NSW, Australia (Nov. 2011).
  • Research School of Information Sciences & Engineering, The Australian National University (Sep. 2008).
  • Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, University of Zurich (UZH) hosted by Prof. Rolf Pfeifer, Switzerland (July 2008).
  • Distributed Intelligent Systems & Algorithms Laboratory, Ecoles Polytechniques Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) hosted by Prof. Alcherio Martinoli, Switzerland (July 2008).
  • GIPSA-Lab, Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble, hosted by Dr. Nicolas Le Bihan, Grenoble, France (July 2008)
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