Manuela M. Veloso is the Herbert A. Simon University Professor in the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University. Professor Veloso researches in artificial intelligence and robotics, towards a long-term research goal of the effective construction of autonomous agents where cognition, perception, and action are combined to address planning, execution, and learning tasks. She founded and directs the CORAL research laboratory, for the study of autonomous agents that Collaborate, Observe, Reason, Act, and Learn, www.cs.cmu.edu/~coral. Professor Veloso is IEEE Fellow, AAAS Fellow, AAAI Fellow, and the past President of AAAI and RoboCup. Professor Veloso and her students have worked with a variety of autonomous robots, including mobile service robots and soccer robots. The CoBot service robots have autonomously navigated for more than 1,000km in multi-floor office buildings. As of 2015, she has graduated thirty two PhD students, whose theses are available at her website www.cs.cmu.edu/~mmv. She thanks her students for the compelling research that they jointly pursue. See www.cs.cmu.edu/~mmv for further information, including publications.
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