Manuela M. Veloso is the Herbert A. Simon University Professor in Computer Science, and incoming Head of the Machine Learning Department, with courtesy appointments in the Robotics Institute, and Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. She researches in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. She founded and directs the CORAL research laboratory, for the study of autonomous agents that Collaborate, Observe, Reason, Act, and Learn, 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. See for further information, including publications.

Uwe Franke received his Diploma degree and his PhD degree both in electrical communictions engineering from Aachen Technical University in 1983 and 1988. Since 1989 he is with Daimler Research&Development. He developed Daimler's lane departure warning system (Spurassistent) and has been working on stereo vision since 1996. Since 2000 he is head of Daimler's image understanding group. The algorithms developed by this group are the basis for Daimler's Stereo Camera based safety systems that are commercially available in mid- and upper class Mercedes Benz vehicles since 2013.

Thomas Röfer received his Diploma degree and PhD degree in computer science from the University of Bremen in 1993 and 1998. He was member of the DFG Transregional Collaborative Research Center “Spatial Cognition: Reasoning, Action, Interaction” between 2003 and 2014. Since 2006, he has been with the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) in the department for Cyber-Physical Systems. He has been active in RoboCup since 2001, first as the speaker of the three-times world-champion “GermanTeam” in the Four-legged League, then as the leader of the four-times world champion team “B-Human” in the Standard Platform League. His research interests include humanoid robots, real-time computer vision, robot simulation, and behavior control.