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Maximilian Rettinger, M.Sc.

Technical University of Munich

Chair of Human-Machine Communication (Prof. Rigoll)

Postal address

Arcisstr. 21
80333 München

Research Areas

  • Extended Reality (AR/VR/MR)
  • Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
  • Computer-based Training


  • Rettinger, Maximilian; Rigoll, Gerhard: Touching the Future of Training: Investigating Tangible Interaction in Virtual Reality. Frontiers in Virtual Reality 4, 2023 more… Full text ( DOI )
  • Rettinger, Maximilian; Berndt, Sebastian; Rigoll, Gerhard; Schmaderer, Christoph: Collaborative VR: Conveying a Complex Disease and Its Treatment. 2023 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces Abstracts and Workshops (VRW), 2023 more… Full text ( DOI )
  • Rettinger, Maximilian; Rigoll, Gerhard: Defuse the Training of Risky Tasks: Collaborative Training in XR. 2022 IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR), 2022 more… Full text ( DOI )
  • Rettinger, Maximilian; Schmaderer, Christoph; Rigoll, Gerhard: Do You Notice Me? How Bystanders Affect the Cognitive Load in Virtual Reality. 2022 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces (VR), 2022 more… Full text ( DOI )
  • Rettinger, Maximilian; Rigoll, Gerhard; Schmaderer, Christoph: VR Training: The Unused Opportunity to Save Lives During a Pandemic. 2022 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces Abstracts and Workshops (VRW), 2022 more… Full text ( DOI )
  • Rettinger, Maximilian; Müller, Niklas; Holzmann-Littig, Christopher; Wijnen-Meijer, Marjo; Rigoll, Gerhard; Schmaderer, Christoph: VR-Based Equipment Training for Health Professionals. Extended Abstracts of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '21), Association for Computing Machinery, 2021 more… Full text ( DOI )


Chinese-German College for Postgraduate Studies (CDHK)
Partners: Tongji Universität, TU Berlin, TU Braunschweig, Ruhr Universität Bochum
Funding: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Duration: 01.01.2023 - 31.12.2028

VR-Based Training for Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)
Partners: EMC Kampfmittelbeseitigungs GmbH, Golden West Humanitarian Foundation
Funding: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), Central Innovation Programme for small and medium-sized enterprises (ZIM)
Duration: 01.02.2019 - 31.07.2021


Gestaltung ergonomischer Benutzungsoberflächen (SS 2023, SS 2022, SS 2021, SS 2020, SS 2019)
Mensch-Maschine-Kommunikation 1 (WS 2021)
Hauptseminar Mensch-Maschine-Kommunikation (WS 2019)


Student Projects

For inquiries regarding any student projects please apply using your most recent CV together with your grade report emphasizing your previous experience in this area and your desired starting date.

Open Topics

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Finished Projects


  • Risk-based Driver Behaviour Recommendation HMI for Cooperative Situations (Research Internship)
  • Extension of Situation-adaptive Assistance to Increase the Situational Awareness of the Pilot for Planning MUM-T Missions (Master's Thesis)


  • Investigating Representation of Text and Audio in VR (Research Internship)
  • Spatial Scene Understanding for Semantic Mixed Reality (Master's Thesis)
  • Analysis of Certain Stress Factors During VR Training (Research Internship)
  • Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of a Virtual Reality Scenario for Measuring Stress Reactions (Interdisciplinary Project)
  • Analysis of a Simulative Information Method for VR-Training (Research Internship)
  • Extension and Evaluation of a VR-Based Training Method (Engineering Practice for Engineers)
  • Conception and Implementation of an AR-Training Scenario (Research Internship)
  • Automatic Tag Generation for Blog Posts Using a Recommendation System Based on Machine Learning (Research Internship)
  • Analysis of Different Interaction Techniques in a VR-training Scenario (Interdisciplinary Project)
  • AI Planning Methods for Automated Mission Plan Generation in a Mum-T Environment (Research Internship)
  • Virtualization of Programmable Logic Controllers in the Digital Factory (Research Internship)
  • Conception and Implementation of a 3D-Training-Application (Interdisciplinary Project)


  • Evaluation of the Bystanders' Impact in Virtual Reality (Research Internship)
  • Analysis of the User's Cognitive Load in Virtual Reality (Research Internship)
  • Development and Verification of a Mobile Cloud-Collaborating Rendering Solution (Research Internship)


  • Implementation and Evaluation of a VR-based Training Method for Medical Devices (Master's Thesis)
  • Design and Methodical Analysis of Novel Mechanical Display and Control Elements for the Vehicle Center Console (Master's Thesis)


  • Behavioural Biometrics in VR (Scientific Seminar)
  • Two Kinds of Novel Multi-user Immersive Display Systems (Scientific Seminar)
  • Enhancing Vocational Training for Paramedics with Multi-user Virtual Reality (Scientific Seminar)