Tobias Naegelit

Stefan Stevsic

PhD Student
Advanced Interactive Technologies Lab, ETH Zürich

Stampfenbachstrasse 48, 8092 Zürich, Switzerland
ETH Zurich, Department of Computer Science, STD, H 29.1


I am doing my PhD thesis under supervision of Prof. Dr. Otmar Hilliges at ETH Zurich. In May 2015, I became part of the Advanced Interactive Technologies group at the Computer Science Department. I obtained my BSc in Electrical Engineering at University of Belgrade in 2012 and a MSc in Robotics, Systems and Control at ETH Zurich in 2015.

Research Interests

My research is focusing on algorithms for learning control policies and designing robotic behaviors. The goal is to develop methods applicable in scenarios where the end-user is designing a robot behavior or interacting with the robot. Currently, I am working on the following project:



Learning to Assemble: Estimating 6D Poses for Robotic Object-Object Manipulation

AuthorsS. Stevsic, S. Christen, O. Hilliges
In ProceedingsIEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (Volume: 5, Issue: 2), April 2020


Demonstration-Guided Deep Reinforcement Learning of Control Policies for Dexterous Human-Robot Interaction


Sample Efficient Learning of Path Following and Obstacle Avoidance Behavior for Quadrotors

AuthorsS. Stevsic, T. Nägeli, J. Alonso-Mora, O. Hilliges
In IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters (Volume: 3, Issue: 4), Oct 2018


Optimizing for Aesthetically Pleasing Quadrotor Camera Motion


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.

Towards Optimal Force Distribution for Walking Excavators

Authors M. Hutter, P. Leemann, S. Stevsic, A. Michel, D. Jud, M. Hoepflinger, R. Siegwart, R. Figi, C. Caduff, M. Loher, S. Tagmann
To Appear inInternational Conference on Advanced Robotics, Instanbul, Turkey, July. 2015 Best Paper Award


  • Pressure-Based Hydraulic Impedance Control — MSc Thesis, ADRL Lab, ETH Zurich

Teaching Assistant

  • Linear Algebra (D-INFK) — HS2015