Manuela M. Veloso is the Herbert A. Simon University Professor in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. She is the Head of the Machine Learning Department, and researches in Artificial Intelligence. Veloso is Fellow of the ACM, IEEE, AAAS, AAAI. With her students, she researches with a variety of autonomous robots, including mobile service robots and soccer robots. See www.cs.cmu.edu/~mmv for further information, including publications.