• Assistant Professor, Engineering Technology & Industrial Distribution,
  • Electronic Systems Engineering Technology,
  • Affiliated Faculty, Mechanical Engineering,
  • Affiliated Faculty, Multidisciplinary Engineering
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Educational Background

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Robotics, Cognition, and Interaction Technologies 2013 | University of Genova – Italian Institute of Technology, Italy
  • B.Sc. Eng. (Hons) | First Class Honors | Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering 2007 | University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Research Interests

    • Soft robots
    • Continuum robots
    • Modular robots
    • MRI-Compatible Surgical robots
    • Motion planning
    • Kinematics, dynamics, and control of underactuated systems
    • Blockchain-based trustless human-robot-robot collaboration

Selected Publications

  • M. Azizkhani, A. Gunderman, I. S. Godage, and Y. Chen. "Dynamic control of soft robotic arm: An experimental study." IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 8(4), pp. 1897-1904, 2023.
  • Q. Xiao, M. Musa, I. S. Godage, H. Su, and Y. Chen, “Kinematics and Stiffness Modeling of Soft Robot With a Concentric Backbone,” Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics 15(5), pp. 051011, 2022
  • B. H. Meng, I. S. Godage, and I. Kanj. "RRT*-Based Path Planning for Continuum Arms." IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters 7(3), pp. 6830-6837, 2022.
  • M. Azizkhani, I. S. Godage, and Y. Chen. "Dynamic control of soft robotic arm: A simulation study." IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters 7(2), pp. 3584-3591, 2022.
  • I. S. Godage, R. J. Webster III, and Ian D. Walker, “Center of Gravity-based Approach for Modeling Dynamics of Multisection Continuum Arms,” in IEEE Transactions on Robotics, 35(5), pp. 1097-1108, 2019.