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

Three new papers accepted at ACM SIGCHI.
We are working on Project Soli with Google. Please see our available projects for Semester/Master thesis.
Our paper (with DRZ) on 3D printable robots has been accepted to Siggraph Asia.
Two new papers accepted at ACM ISWC and IEEE IROS.
Data for our UIST '14 paper has been released.

Latest Projects


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


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


Fast Blur Removal for Wearable QR Code Scanners

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


An Interactive System for Data Structure Development

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


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


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


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


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


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


Digits: Freehand 3D Interactions Anywhere Using a Wrist-worn Gloveless Sensor

Authors D. Kim, O. Hilliges, S. Izadi, A. Butler, J. Chen, I. Oikonomidis, P. Olivier
In ProceedingsACM User Interface and Software Technologies, Boston, MA, USA, Oct 2012 / runner-up Best Demo Award