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Media and Interaction Lab



Art embodies the rich aesthetic experience and practice of human beings.

From the perspective of art, we can bring humanistic thinking into the development of technology, and improve the emotional connection of artifacts.



Technology is the crystallization of human wisdom.

Using the power of technology, we want to create novel, engaging and exciting interactive experiences. We also focus on digital innovations in art and culture.



Culture carries the history and civilization of human beings.

Taking traditional culture into account, we not only pay attention to the expression of art and technology with cultural characteristics, but also pay attention to the inheritance and innovation of traditional culture with art and technology.

User Interface Design

User interface plays a significant role in interaction activities. We attempt to bridge different disciplines, including EECS, design, robotics, material science and engineering, psychology, etc., to explore new possibilities in user interface design.Research topics include: tangible and actuated tangible UI, shape-changing UI, non-rigid UI, liquid-driven UI, haptics, etc.

Human Robot Interaction

HRI research aims to users’ perception and interaction experience while interacting with a robot. Many non-technical aspects will also affect such perception and experience. We apply interdisciplinary method to study various effects on and applications for human-robot interactions.Research topics include: educational robots, robot and children, swarm robots, robot/animatronics for stage performance, cultural aspects in HRI, etc.

Digital Fabrication​Arts & Crafts

We attempt to adopt cutting-edge interaction technologies for digital fabrication design, interactive arts and crafts. We also get inspired by the rich history of traditional Chinese arts and crafts.Research topics include: Digital fabrication, Interactive narrative, interactive space, new traditional crafts art that utilizing new technology.


To bridge art and technology,

        to connect traditions and modern,

               and to link human and artifacts

Associate Professor
Haipeng Mi

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