Welcome to AIT

The Advanced Interactive Technologies Lab is an Human Computer Interaction (HCI) research group within the Departement of Computer Science at ETH Zurich, led by Prof. Dr. Otmar Hilliges. The group is jointly affiliated with the Institute of Visual Computing and Institute of Pervasive Computing. Our research focuses on the intersection of human computer interaction, emerging input sensing technologies, signal processing, computer graphics and applied computer vision.


Latest News

19.09.2016
C++/Python Code for our IROS 2016 publication on ultra-widebanb tracking is on GitHub.
19.09.2016
Code for training Random Forests on GitHub.
4.07.2016
Three new papers conditionally accepted at ACM UIST 2016 and at IEEE IROS.
21.03.2016
One paper accepted at ACM SIGGRAPH 2016.
08.01.2016
Three new papers accepted at ACM SIGCHI.
10.09.2015
We are working on Project Soli with Google. Please see our available projects for Semester/Master thesis.
10.08.2015
Our paper (with DRZ) on 3D printable robots has been accepted to Siggraph Asia.

Latest Projects


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Interacting with Soli: Exploring Fine-Grained Dynamic Gesture Recognition in the Radio-Frequency Spectrum

Authors Saiwen Wang*, J. Song*, Jamie Lien, Ivan Poupyrev, O. Hilliges
In ProceedingsACM User Interface Software and Technology Symposium, Tokyo, Japan, Oct. 2016
*The first two authors contributed equally to this work.

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Rig Animation with a Tangible and Modular Input Device

Authors Glauser Oliver, Wan-Chun Ma, Daniele Panozzo, Alec Jacobson, O. Hilliges, O. Sorkine
To appear in ProceedingsACM SIGGRAPH, Anaheim, CA, USA, Jul 2016

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Airways: Optimization-Based Planning of Quadrotor Trajectories according to High-Level User Goals

Authors C. Gebhardt*, B. Hepp*, T. Nägeli, S. Stevsic, O. Hilliges
To appear in ProceedingsACM SIGCHI, San Jose, CA, USA, May 2016
*The first two authors contributed equally to this work.

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DefSense: Computational Design of Customized Deformable Input Devices

Authors M. Bächer, B. Hepp*, F. Pece*, P. G. Kry, B. Bickel, B. Thomaszewski, O. Hilliges
To appear in ProceedingsACM SIGCHI, San Jose, CA, USA, May 2016
*These two authors contributed equally to this work.

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Two-Stream SR-CNNs for Action Recognition in Videos

Authors Yifan Wang, J. Song, Limin Wang, Luc Van Gool, O. Hilliges
In BMVC, York, UK, 2016

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Duo-VIO: Fast, Light-weight, Stereo Inertial Odometry

Authors N. De Palezieux, T. Nägeli*, O. Hilliges
In ProceedingsIEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Daejeon, South Korea, 2016

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Omni-directional person tracking on a flying robot using occlusion-robust ultra-wideband signals

Authors B. Hepp*, T. Nägeli*, O. Hilliges
In ProceedingsIEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Daejeon, South Korea, 2016
*The first two authors contributed equally to this work.

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Interactive Design of 3D-Printable Robotic Creatures

Authors V. Megaro, B. Thomaszewski (Disney Research Zurich), M. Nitti (Disney Research Zurich), O. Hilliges, M. Gross, S. Coros (CMU)
In ProceedingsACM SIGGRAPH Asia, Kobe, Japan, Nov 2015

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Semi-Direct EKF-based Monocular Visual-Inertial Odometry

Authors P. Tanskanen, T. Naegeli, M. Pollefeys, O. Hilliges,
In ProceedingsIEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Hamburg, Ger, Sept. 2015

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Fast Blur Removal for Wearable QR Code Scanners

Authors G. Sörös, S. Semmler, L. Humair, O. Hilliges
In ProceedingsACM ISWC, Osaka, Japan, Sep. 2015

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An Interactive System for Data Structure Development

Authors J. Ou M. Vechev, O. Hilliges
In ProceedingsACM SIGCHI, Seoul, South Korea, Apr. 2015

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Joint Estimation of 3D Hand Position and Gestures from Monocular Video for Mobile Interaction

Authors J. Song, F. Pece, G. Sörös, M. Koelle, O. Hilliges
In ProceedingsACM SIGCHI, Seoul, South Korea, Apr. 2015

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In-air Gestures Around Unmodified Mobile Devices

Authors J. Song, G. Sörös, F. Pece, S. Fanello, S. Izadi, C. Keskin, O. Hilliges
In ProceedingsACM User Interface Software and Technology Symposium, Honolulu, Hawaii, Oct. 2014

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Environment-independent Formation Flight for Micro Aerial Vehicles

Authors T. Naegeli, C. Conte, A. Domahidi, M. Morari, O. Hilliges
In ProceedingsIEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Chicago, Illinois, Sept. 2014

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Tangible and Modular Input Device for Character Articulation

Authors A. Jacobson, D. Panozzo, O. Glauser, C. Pradalier, O. Hilliges, O. Sorkine
In ProceedingsACM SIGGRAPH, Vancouver, Ca, Aug 2014

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Type–Hover–Swipe in 96 Bytes: A Motion Sensing Mechanical Keyboard

Authors S. Taylor, C. Keskin, O. Hilliges, S. Izadi
In ProceedingsACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (ACM SIGCHI), Toronto, Ca, Apr 2014 / Best Paper Award