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Our mission is to contribute toward a future of user interfaces that seamlessly merge with the physical world and the human body. We develop advanced interactive technologies and investigate new user interface concepts to create more effective, expressive and engaging interactions with interactive systems. [read more]

Featured Projects


WRLKit: Computational Design of Personalized Wearable Robotic Limbs Abstract Wearable...more
WRLKitClient Review :
(UIST 2023)
Double-Sided Tactile Interactions for Grasping in Virtual Reality Abstract For graspi...more
Double-Sided Tactile InteractionsClient Review :
(UIST 2023)
Biohybrid Devices: Prototyping Interactive Devices with Growable Materials Abstract L...more
Biohybrid DevicesClient Review :
(UIST 2023)
Design and Fabrication of Body-Based Interfaces (Demo of Saarland HCI Lab) This Interactiv...more
Design and Fabrication of Body-based InterfacesClient Review :
(CHI 2023 Lab Demo)
I Need a Third Arm! Eliciting Body-based Interactions with a Wearable Robotic Arm Abst...more
I Need a Third ArmClient Review :
(CHI 2023)
Handheld Tools Unleashed A Mixed-Initiative Physical Sketching with a Robotic Printer Abst...more
RoboSketchClient Review :
(CHI 2023)
SparseIMU: Computational Design of Sparse IMU Layouts for Sensing Fine-Grained Finger Microgestures ...more
Interactive Bioplastics A DIY approach for composing soft interactive devices from bio-based and ...more
Interactive BioplasticsClient Review :
(UIST 2022)
Print-A-Sketch A Handheld Printer for Physical Sketching of Circuits and Sensors on Everyday Surf...more
Print-A-SketchClient Review :
(CHI 2022)
Computational Design and Optimization of Electro-Physiological Sensors Abstract Elect...more
Computational Design of Physiological SensorsClient Review :
(Nature Communications)
Weirding Haptics In-Situ Prototyping of Vibrotactile Feedback in Virtual Reality through Vocaliza...more
Weirding HapticsClient Review :
(UIST 2021)
BodyStylus Freehand On-Body Design and Fabrication of Epidermal Interfaces In traditional bo...more
BodyStylusClient Review :
(CHI 2021)

News

09/06/2021

Multiple PhD and Post-Doc Positions

We are hiring! We have a total of 6 openings for post-doctoral researchers and PhD researchers. The application deadline is...
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05/03/2021

Paper on Human-Robot Interaction at ICRA’21

We will present the following paper at the IEEE Intl. Conference on Robotics and Automation 2021: Human-Like Artificial Skin Sensor...
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20/01/2021

5 Papers Accepted to CHI 2021

We will present the following main track papers at CHI 2021: BodyStylus: Freehand On-Body Design and Fabrication of Epidermal Interfaces...
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20/11/2020

Keynote at MUM’20 on Augmented Materiality

Jürgen Steimle will give the closing keynote at the International Conference on Mobile and Ubiquitous Multimedia MUM'20 on "Augmented Materiality"....
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19/10/2020

Marion Koelle receives Helene-Lange Award

She was awarded the Helene-Lange-Preis 2020 for her doctoral research on "Designing Socially Acceptable Body-worn Cameras". The award recognises outstanding dissertations contributing...
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25/09/2020

Special Issue of ToCHI on Digital Touch

We invite submissions to a special issue of ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction on "Digital Touch: Reshaping interpersonal communicative capacity...
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12/03/2020

Honorable Mention Awards at ACM CHI 2020

Two of our contributions at ACM CHI 2020 were recognized with Honorable Mention awards: Rapid Iron-On User Interfaces: Hands-on Fabrication...
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03/03/2020

ACM SIGCHI Dissertation Award for Paul Strohmeier

We are excited that Paul Strohmeier is going to receive an ACM SIGCHI Dissertation Award for his PhD thesis. Paul...
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26/02/2020

Workshop at EuroHaptics 2020

We organize a workshop at EuroHaptics 2020 on Designing Digital Touch: Social and Sensory Aspects and Challenges. You can find...
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21/01/2020

5 Papers at CHI 2020

We will be presenting five papers at CHI'20. PhysioSkin: Rapid Fabrication of Skin-Conformal Physiological Interfaces Aditya Shekhar Nittala, Saarland University,...
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