Omar Elsarha, during his B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering in Egypt, discovered his passion for Robotics and Automation. His B.Sc. thesis aimed to design and implement a remote-controlled firefighting robot. After graduation, he started his M.Sc. degree in Mechatronics with a focus on Robotics at the Technical University of Hamburg. During his studies, he worked in the Robotics department of a supplier for automation solutions for the aircraft industry, where he developed his master’s thesis. His master thesis’ goal was to design and implement a Real-Time Control loop for detection, pose estimation and tracking of the rivets of the aircraft’s fuselage using a collaborative robot and vision sensors.
Since January 2021, he is a research assistant at the IMS as part of the research group Robotic Systems. His research is focused on the topic of Human-Robot Collaboration for industrial applications.