robert kovacs

PhD in human computer interaction
MSc in mechatronics, robotics, and automation

lead mechatronics engineer R&D at interactive-scape & werk5

scholar | acm dl | linkedin | orcid

LEROSH: robotics in the craft

I'm currently spending most of my time helping artisans to use collaborative robots to create unique artifacts (project LEROSH). To ensure that components can be individually manufactured with the necessary efficiency, LEROSH relies on advanced sensor technology and machine learning and thus on optimization and flexibility in the sanding application – up to ‘ad-hoc automation’ of recurring, similar and even individual tasks. For the intuitive usability LEROSH is equally focused on developing new UI/UX elements that empower users to independently control and improve their processes.

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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.


internship @ Microsoft Research

fabrication papers

metamaterial mechanisms

haptic interfaces for blind users

haptic feedback in virtual reality

cyber security

art projects

2022 robert kovacs