dr robert kovacs

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

phd in human computer interaction (hasso plattner institute, university of potsdam, germany)
msc in mechatronics, robotics, and automation

ex microsoft reserarch intern


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LEROSH: training robots for handicrafts

We explore an end-to-end workflow for artisans to work with collaborative robots on unique artifacts. We are creating a workflow to train robots with the "master's movements" that they can later apply to any geometry and material. The key challenge here is to extract the high-level skills from the craftsman's demonstration and to replicate the motion using multi-sensory feedback loop.

project page: LEROSH.de

phd thesis: human-scale personal fabrication

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