Vojislav Kalanovic


Vojislav Kalanovic.

Vojislav Kalanovic


Vojislav Kalanovic


Professor of Practice
Director of Engineering Science MS Robotics Program
Director of Robotics Minor

Research Interests

Feedback error learning; variable structure systems; neural networks; fuzzy logic; space distributed modular robotics; robotic path-planning; out of axis 3D printing; mini-factories; “First-Time-Right” hierarchical manufacturing strategies; additive manufacturing; model independent control strategies

Contact Information

1006 Furnas Hall

Buffalo NY, 14260

Phone: (716) 645-1417


Biography Publications Teaching Research


  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University, 1991
  • MS, Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade, 1986
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering/Controls, University of Belgrade, 1982

Awards and Honors

  • Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering, 2017
  • International Program Committee Member for CIFA (Conference Internationale Francophone d’Automatique), 2000

Entrepreneurial Activities

  • Formed a leader company in modular robotic applications – Flexible Robotic Environment, LLC
  • Currently involved in following market segments: a) laser deposition, b) direct-write, c) 3D printing, d) material removal and polishing, e) robotic motion control software development, f) robotic path-planning
  • Directed efforts to successfully land DOD, DOE and retail customer contracts including:  Wal-Mart, Wright Paterson Air Force Base, Sandia National Laboratories, and Aerotech
  • Organized import/export activities to include: a) international IP regulations, b) labor exchange laws, c) supply chain formations, and d) export/import regulations​
  • Synchronized international activities and resources between Bicommerce, LLC, Electronic Design – Serbia, and Technosoft – Serbia
  • Negotiated and obtained a vendor status for A3200 Motion Server with Aerotech Inc.
  • Directed and negotiated acquisition of Robotic Systems Integrations, LLC
  • Organized sale teams for modular robotic solutions
  • Worked with 3M and Spartanfelt Inc. to successfully develop, sell, and market a new type of tooling for grinding and polishing of precious metals
  • Worked with 3M to successfully investigate and finally deploy the use of passive and active force-control tooling tables in precious metal material removal applications
  • Integrator for FANUC robotics
  • Integrator for PARKER
  • Integrator for AEROTECH
  • Solution partner for Solidworks