Dylan Glas is a Senior Robotics Software Architect at Futurewei Technologies, a research division of Huawei in Silicon Valley. He was previously a senior researcher in social robotics at Hiroshi Ishiguro Laboratories at ATR and a Guest Associate Professor at the Intelligent Robotics Laboratory at Osaka University. He was the chief architect for the ERICA android in the ERATO Ishiguro Symbiotic Human-Robot Interaction Project. His research interests include social human-machine interaction, ubiquitous sensing, network robot systems, teleoperation for social robots, and machine learning.

Recent projects include the use of machine learning in behavior design for social robots, pedestrian tracking and behavior analysis, teleoperation systems for navigation and communication, and communication robot systems for the elderly.


Dylan received his Ph.D. in robotics from Osaka University in 2013, in the Department of Systems Innovation under Prof. Hiroshi Ishiguro. He was awarded his M.Eng in Aerospace Engineering from MIT in 2000 and two S.B. degrees, one in Aerospace Engineering and one in Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, also from MIT in 1997. While at MIT, he worked for two years in the Tangible Media Group at the MIT Media Lab under Prof. Hiroshi Ishii while simultaneously researching commercial applications of reusable launch vehicle technologies.

Outside of academia, Dylan has worked as a software consultant and web designer, as well as spending three years as a high school teacher. He also worked in Jerusalem as a volunteer instructor in the MEET program, a technology education initiative designed to help develop relationships and common ground between Israelis and Palestinians.

He lived in Japan for fifteen years, and outside of his research he enjoys photography, nature, playing go, and singing a cappella.

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