Professor Dr. Martin Ruskowski took over the position as Head of the renamed Institute of Machine Tools and System Controls (WSKL) on June 1, 2017. His major research focus is on industrial robots as machine tools, artificial intelligence in automation technology, and the development of innovative control concepts for automation.
Ruskowski is an expert in the fields of robotics and Industrie 4.0. At DFKI and TU Kaiserslautern, his aim will be to develop solutions for the digitalization of production plants while also working on new control systems and robot mechanics to increase the efficiency of future generations of industrial robots. He will also study the question of how to make self-optimizing machines. A major focus is on Human-Machine Interaction in automated production plants.