• Dov Katz – The Master of Robotics

  • Posted on October 22, 2018
  • Robotics is a subject that is extremely popular today considering that we are now living in the modern age. It has given rise to a lot of things and you can find its application in various industries such as in the retail, gaming, medicine, and communications. One of the persons who became interested in robotics is Dov Katz. He is from Israel and moved to the United States to further enrich his knowledge and understanding of robotics.

    Dov Katz has a Ph.D. in Robotics with a focus on computer vision and machine learning. He had his Ph.D. and masters at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a post-doc fellow at the Robotics Institute. He was a former Oculus employee and was one of the brilliant minds behind Oculus Rift VR. Dov Katz was the one who created the original position tracking system of Oculus Rift VR.  He was a senior engineer for computer vision and was entrusted with some of the biggest projects which include the Oculus Rift. From being a senior engineer, he was promoted as the head for computer vision until such time Facebook acquired Oculus.

    Over the years, Dov Katz has worked on exciting technologies and was granted several patents. Some of his work centers on the following:

    • Calibrating multiple rigid bodies in the VR system
    • Face and eye tracking with the use of facial sensors in a head-mounted display
    • Tracking controllers of the VR system
    • Rolling shutter blur reduction with the aid of motion data
    • A sparse projection for a VR system
    • Facial animation with the use of facial sensors in a head-mounted display
    Dov Katz is also a writer on Medium.com where he writes about Interactive Perception.

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