Juan Jose Zarate

Juan Jose Zarate

Senior Scientist (oberassistent)
Advanced Interactive Technologies Lab, ETH Zürich

E-Mail
juan.zarate@inf.ethz.ch
Address
Stampfenbachstrasse 48, 8092 Zürich, Switzerland
Room
ETH Zurich, Department of Computer Science, STD, H 29.2



Biography

I am with the Advanced Interactive Technologies lab (AIT) at ETH Zurich. My research focuses on how we interact through the sense of touch, and how we can improve the systems that receive our tactile information and provide us with feedback. Particularly, I am interested in the design and fabrication of systems that enable novel types of interactions.

I completed my M.Sc. and Ph.D. in physics at Instituto Balseiro, Bariloche, Argentina. During my doctoral project I worked on microfabricated infrared sensors at the BT-CAB Laboratory. In 2014, I joined the Soft Transducers Lab (LMTS) at EPFL, Switzerland, to work on haptic displays based on miniaturized electromagnetic actuators. In 2018 I moved to the AIT Lab to work in haptics and wearables.




External links and CV

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Or download my lastest short CV and full list of publications.




My projects at AIT - ETH Zurich

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Hedgehog: Handheld Spherical Pin Array based on a CentralElectromagnetic Actuator

AuthorsA. Aline, J. Zarate, T. Langerak, V. Vechev, O. Hilliges
In ProceedingsWorld Haptics Conference, 2021

Honorable Mention - Best Paper Award

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Omni: Volumetric Sensing and Actuation of Passive Magnetic Tools for Dynamic Haptic Feedback

AuthorsT. Langerak*, J. Zarate*, D. Lindlbauer, C. Holz, O. Hilliges
In ProceedingsProceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, Virtual Event, USA, 2020
* These two authors contributed equally to this work.

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Contact-free Nonplanar Haptics with a Spherical Electromagnet

AuthorsJ. Zarate*, T. Langerak*, B. Thomaszewski, O. Hilliges
In Proceedings2020 IEEE Haptics Symposium (HAPTICS), 2020
* These two authors contributed equally to this work.

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Optimal Control for Electromagnetic Haptic Guidance Systems


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TacTiles: Dual-mode Low-power Electromagnetic Actuators for Rendering Continuous Contact and Spatial Haptic Patterns in VR

AuthorsV. Vechev*, J. Zarate*, D. Lindlbauer, R. Hinchet, H. Shea, O. Hilliges
In Proceedings2019 IEEE Virtual Reality (VR), Mar 2019
* These two authors contributed equally to this work.

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MagTics: Flexible and Thin Form Factor Magnetic Actuators for Dynamic and Wearable Haptic Feedback

AuthorsF. Pece*, J. Zarate*, V. Vechev, N. Besse, O. Gudozhnik, H. Shea, O. Hilliges
In ProceedingsACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technologies (UIST), Quebec City, Canada, Oct 2017
* These two authors contributed equally to this work.

Honorable Mention Best Paper Award