Virtual Reality and Active Interfaces

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Since 1993, the Virtual Reality and Active Interfaces (VRAI) group has been creating innovative user interfaces. Our research covers a broad range of applications: from computer aided surgery to nanomanipulation, from human-robot interaction to vehicle teleoperation.

To manage these applications, we are working with haptics, human-oriented computer vision, physics-based 3D graphics, personal digital assistants, and the WorldWideWeb.

A major goal of the group is to transfer the technology developed into commercial products. Most of this is achieved via start-ups and among them we can mention Force Dimension, Atracsys, KB Medical. If you have an application that could benefit from our technology, or if you would like to work in an innovative research environment, please contact us today!


Lausanne, Jun 28, 2012

KB Medical – spin of company from EPFL is looking for a research engineer. See more at

VRAI group members succes in the start-up competition

Zurich, Jan 12, 2012

KBmedical was distinguished during >>venture>> conference as “Best bussines idea”. This means another growth of Neuroglide robot credibility. Read more at

KBmedical gets "Coup de pouce"

Lausanne, Nov 18, 2011

We are proud to announce that KBmedical won another prize. “Coup de pouce” from Fondation Dr.Rene Liechti was granted during one of ‘petit dejeuner’s’. See conference schedule.