Robotics & Mechatronics Engineering student projects

Solar Panel Cleaning Robot

Student's name: Pramith Munasinghe

Program: Bachelor of Engineering (Robotics & Mechatronics) (Honours)

Course: Engineering Capstone Project Part B

Year: 4

The development of a robot that cleans solar panels has the objective of maximizing the performance of solar panels.

The full autonomous robot consists of both electrical and mechanical modules to carry out its specific task, making the products currently on the market redundant.


Development of a Universal Autonomous Rover Platform

Student's name: Sachintha Ravidu Balasooriya

Program: Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical & Electronic) (Honours)

Course: Engineering Capstone Project Part B

Year: 4

This project's development of an autonomous rover based on microcontroller technology instead of the traditional microprocessors provides significant cost and energy savings.

The rover uses of lidar technology, which belongs to the infrared range within the spectrum, as its main mode of perception for environmental awareness. It also uses motor encoders for self-localisation and GPS for global positioning.

While the destination coordinate is the only user input required, the rover is capable of executing its task autonomously from the beginning until the end.


Dishwasher Prosthetic Hand Module

Student's name: Eshan Edirisinghe, Pasan Dharmasiri , Mohomad Farshad, Dat Tran, Loc Tran

Program: Bachelor of Engineering (Robotics & Mechatronics) (Honours)

Course: Engineering Capstone Project Part B

Year: 4

The prosthetic hand module aims to help disabled people enter the workforce and perform tasks such as washing dishes.

The affordable and lightweight hand module has been developed as part of a project with Vulcan Augmetics, which is a Vietnam-based manufacturer of affordable modular prosthetics for amputees.

As people with disabilities are less able to work as labourers, even in low-income roles such as dishwashers, this project aims to bridge the gap between human potential and human limitations.