Vojislav Kalanovic

Professor, SEAS/BMW Professor of Practice

Contact Information

1006 Furnas Hall

716-645-1417

vojislav@buffalo.edu

Education

PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University, 1991

Research Interests

Dr. Kalanovic is specialized in automatic controls and robotics. His research interests focus around intelligent control applications based on: 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, and Model Independent Control Strategies. 

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 

Commercial Products on the Open Market

  1. VDK1000 -Jewelry Polishing and Material Removal System
  2. VDK2000 -Aircraft Substructure Drilling System
  3. VDK3000 -Laser Deposition System
  4. VDK4000 -Direct Write System
  5. VDK5000 -Ultrasound Inspection System
  6. VDK6000 -Robotic Cell for Metal 3D Printing and Metal Part Refurbishing
  7. VDK7000 -Out of Axes 5DOF 3D Printer
  8. MoDus-CAM   Robotic Path-Planning Software
  9. A4000-Hybrid Motion Platform
  10. A3200-Motion Server
  11. 3D Space Distributed Robotic Solution Concept in Modular Robotics - Flexible Robotic Environment (FRE)

Patents, Copyrights, and Trademarks

  • A4000 Hybrid Run-Time Motion Platform – Copyright Software
  • MoDusCAM Path Planning Application Programing Interface -  Copyright Software
  • A4000 Hybrid Run-Time Motion Platform -  Provisional Patent
  • Flexible Robotic Environment,  MoDus-CAM  -  Trademarks
  • Positioning Apparatus And Method Incorporating Modular Gimbal Unit And Jewelry Processing System Incorporating The Positioning Apparatus
  • Control System And Method For Processing Jewelry And The Like