Herbert A. Simon Professor of Computer Science
Manuela Veloso is a leader in artificial intelligence and multi-robot systems.
- She is president of the International RoboCup Federation, which sponsors international competitions in robot soccer as a spur for research into teaching robots how to work together to accomplish goals. The RoboCup goal is to field a team capable of beating the human world champions by 2050.
- She is the 2009 recipient of Autonomous Agents Research Award from the Association for Computing Machinery’s Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence for her pioneering work on developing teams of robots.
- Her latest robot, CoBot, is a companion robot that guides visitors, providing a tool for exploring symbiotic human-robot interaction. CoBot and the humans it guides will help each other, complementing each other’s strengths and weaknesses.
RoboCup 2010 Singapore Web page: http://www.robocup2010.org/