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Dylan Losey

Assistant Professor
  • Thrust Area Specialty: Robotics, Autonomous, and Dynamical Systems
Dylan Losey
213D Goodwin Hall
635 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Research Interests

  • Human-Robot Interaction
  • Machine Learning
  • Control Theory

My research develops learning and control algorithms for robots that collaborate with people.
My goal is to create intelligent robots that understand — and are understood by — their human partners. These robots personalize their behavior: continually adapting to what the human wants and proactively helping them to achieve their goals. Overall, my research group explores the intersection of human-robot interaction, machine learning, control theory, and cognitive science, with applications in personal, interactive, and assistive robots.

See Dr. Losey's publications on Google Scholar.

  • 2020 – Present, Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech
  • 2019 – 2020, Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford University
  • 2017, Visiting Scholar, University of California, Berkeley
  • 2014 – 2018, NSF Graduate Research Fellow, Rice University
  • 2020 - Best Student Paper Finalist, Robotics: Science and Systems
  • 2020 - Best Paper Finalist, ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction
  • 2019 - Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis Award, Rice University
  • 2017 - Best Paper Award,  IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics
  • 2014 - National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Rice University, 2018
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Rice University, 2016
  • B.E., Mechanical Engineering, Vanderbilt University, 2014