Patrick Rupprecht

[Translate to English:] Patrick Rupprecht

Dr. techn., M.Sc., M.Sc., M.A.


Research Area Human-Machine Interaction| Institute of Management Science
Vienna University of Technology

Phone: +43 1 58801 33056

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Areas of Research Interests

  • Design and Construction of Human-Centered Cyber Physical Assembly Systems in Industry 4.0 - Pilot Factory of TU Wien
  • roduction Work of the Future | Industry 4.0
  • Individualizable and demographically robust work design
  • Digital human models, motion capture and gesture control
  • Exoskeletons
  • Human-machine interaction
  • Physical and cognitive assistance systems in production

Teaching Activities


  • Set-up of the demonstrator "Industrielle Baustellenmontage - Winglet-Werkzeug" at the TU Wien pilot factory. 
  • Project Digital Roadmap / Digital Budget Planning / Value Stream Visualization (2017)
  • Project Creation of process map / SIPOC, media, value stream analysis with focus on Industry 4.0 and paperless factory (2017)
  • "Werkzeugbau und Konstruktion 4.0" - Implementation of Industry 4.0, digitalization and paperless factory in indirect areas; conception of a software for digital order-, planning-, and document management, introduction of RFID-integrated transport containers for material flow improvement and transparency increase, digital assistance systems (touch screens) at the workplace, SIPOC analyses, value stream mapping, lean workshops, idea and problem solving workshops, visual management (2016)
  • Development and design of an assembly system for filling tapered roller bearings (2015)




  • since 2017 Doctoral studies in technical sciences at the Vienna University of Technology
  • 2016-2018 Master study Entrepreneurship & Applied Management
  • 2015-2017 Master study Industrial Engineer
                       Specialization Technical Product and Innovation Management
  • 2015-2017 Master study High-Tech Manufacturing
  • 2012-2015 Bachelor study Industrial Engineering
  • 2012           Matriculation examination HTL Wr. Neustadt
  • 2007-2011 Education CAD-Designer, Electrical Systems Engineering

Work Experience

  • since 2017 Research associate in the research area Human Centered Cyber Physical Production and Assembly Systems (BMK endowed professorship for Industry 4.0)
  • since 2017 Founder RPG-ENGINEERING - Design Engineering and Generative Manufacturing, Professional 3D Printing, Rapid Prototyping, Agile Product Development and Process Optimization with Design Thinking
  • 07/2016-10/2017 Schaeffler Austria - Industrial Engineering / Lean Management, Project Manager Industry 4.0, Digitalization, Digital Roadmap, Technical Projects
  • 09/2007-06/2016 Schaeffler Austria - Design, Toolmaking, Development, Technology