dr robert kovacs

lead mechatronics engineer r&d @interactive-scape & werk5

phd in human computer interaction (@hasso plattner institute, potsdam)
msc in mechatronics, robotics, and automation (@university of novi sad, serbia)


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LEROSH: robotics in the craft

I'm currently the technical lead of a research project concerning robotic sanding (project LEROSH). The aim of the project is to enable artisans to work with collaborative robots on unique artifacts. Our main focus is to teach robots to take care of the dirty and dull sanding tasks by imitating the "masters" movements. The key technical challenge is to take care of fine level sanding control using a multi-sensor feedback loop and machine learning, while allowing the craftsman to focus on their high level fabrication goals . 

project page: LEROSH.de

phd thesis: human-scale personal fabrication

my research focused on adressing the challenges of building human-scale structures (static, kinematic, and dynamic ones), with minimal engineering knowledge and using comoddity equipment only.

advised by prof. Patrick Baudisch at the Hasso Plattner Institute - Human Computer Interaction lab.

PDF (DOI:https://doi.org/10.25932/publishup-55539)

metamaterial mechanisms

laser-cutting and fast fabrication 

internship @ Microsoft Research

haptic interfaces for blind users

haptic feedback in virtual reality

cyber security

art projects

2023 robert kovacs