Lorenz Meier

ETH Zürich
Universitätstrasse 6
CH-8092 Zürich

Department of Computer Science
Computer Vision and Geometry Group
CAB G 86.3


About Me

I'm a PhD student working on mobile localization 3D reconstruction on smartphones and micro air vehicles. I started my current project, PIXHAWK [ https://pixhawk.ethz.ch/ ], in 2009 as a master student. It is about autonomously flying small helicopters. I participated in the sFly [ http://sfly.org/ ] EU research project 2011-2012 and I'm currently also working on realtime 3D reconstruction on mobile phones. I contribute in my spare time to the PX4 autopilot [ https://pixhawk.ethz.ch/px4/ ] platform.

For ETH Students

You can do semester, bachelor or master theses as well as D-ITET group projects and D-MAVT focus projects with me. Note that students that performed well on a thesis have the opportunity to do an internship with a partner company in San Diego, California.



Open Source

I maintain and contribute to a number of open source projects. SEE THE VIDEOS BELOW!.


Overview video of the PX4 Autopilot Hardware and Flight (2012) [ http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/i-JPp7rihX8 ]

Autonomous pure vision based exploration (IROS 2012) [ http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/zy-BiNiVw0E ]

Brief ZURICH.MINDS Talk on "A Vision for Autonomous Flight" [ http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/3G7dOcfWaEk ]

sFly ETH EU Project Video — joint work with ETH ASL and EU partners (2012) [ http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/8qMwMKLeZkc ]

Autonomous Flight using Computer Vision in Natural Indoor and Outdoor Environments (2011) [ http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/kbJjOjzzncs ]

QGroundControl Operator Control Unit (2011) [ http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/LaQ0bH0WW80 ]

Interactive, autonomous PIXHAWK Demo at the European Computer Vision Conference (ECCV 2010) [ http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/SgXCTl__N7E ]

Autonomous marker based flight (IMAV 2010) [ http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/b6CJK5_xb3g ]

PIXHAWK at onboard pattern recognition (EMAV 2009) [ http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/PM0R_Nrw9DM ]
PIXHAWK won the 1st place in the Indoor Competition at EMAV 2009, Delft, Netherlands.

Student Theses

With more than 40 students in the PIXHAWK team over five semesters the project has a successful track of student theses. Students can do master theses, semester theses, bachelor theses and research in computer science projects with us. We're welcoming computer science, robotics, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering students with a focus in computer vision, robotics, control and electronics design.

Current theses

If you're interested in one of these theses, please contact me via email

Past theses

Teaching Assistant

Copyright 2012 http://www.inf.ethz.ch/personal/lomeier/