Sri Lankan Robotics Team Brings the Sorting Hat to Life
We know every Harry Potter fan has, at some point in their life, wanted to try on the real Sorting Hat and hear it yell out which Hogwarts House they will be joining. Now, thanks to a group of undergraduate students from the Robotics and Intelligence Systems (RIS) Laboratory at the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Applied Sciences at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, that reality is closer than ever.
The hat was created as a way to not only “read” the wearer’s mind and place them into a House but also analyze the brain for other medical purposes.
This incredible creation was featured at the Innovate Sri Lanka 2019 exhibition and drew quite the crowd from attendees at the event.
The immensely talented team that put this together consists of Adhisha Gammanpila, Asela Wijesinghe, Tehani Wanniarachchi, Viraji Amarajeewa, and Dovini Jayasinghe, and they represented the University of Sri Jayewardenepura and Sri Lanka at the International Conference on Social Robotics 2019 in Madrid, Spain. In Madrid, the team won an award for their innovation!
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