“Robo Cup” — The Discovery Files

Putting her research into practice, the head of Carnegie Mellon’s CORAL (Cooperate, Observe, Reason, Act, and Learn) lab founded a robot soccer dynasty. Manuella Veloso’s research on artificial intelligence focused on duplicating the success with which humans plan, learn, and execute tasks. Driven by its multi-robot aspect, she and her students developed a team for RoboCup — an international robot soccer project to foster advances in artificial intelligence and intelligent robotics research.