$10 million XPrize contest looks to usher in the era of real-life robotic avatars

XPrize contests are nothing if not examples of big picture thinking. Following multi-million dollar competitions to put private spacecraft on the moon, reimagine C02 and tackle illiteracy in the developing world, the organization has just announced a new initiative to accelerate the development of real-life robotic avatars, which could one day be used to remotely carry out tasks like care-giving or disaster relief from miles away... Continue Reading $10 million XPrize contest looks to usher in the era of real-life robotic avatars Category: Robotics Tags: Telepresence XPrize Related Articles: Anthouse isn't a robot dog, it's a dog's robot New hybrid system gives robot arms human-like grace and precision Brain-controlled robot lets physically challenged see the world "Exploration telepresence" may virtually get people to Mars

$10 million XPrize contest looks to usher in the era of real-life robotic avatars

XPrize contests are nothing if not examples of big picture thinking. Following multi-million dollar competitions to put private spacecraft on the moon, reimagine C02 and tackle illiteracy ...

Tue 13 Mar 18 from Gizmag

Ocean mappers line up for XPRIZE final

Nine teams, including one from the UK, will demonstrate new technology to map the sea floor.

Wed 7 Mar 18 from BBC News

Real-life avatars you can control from afar could be here by 2021

XPrize has tasked teams with creating a real-life robotic avatar by 2021. The competition promises to award $10 million to the first team that can make the technology a reality in just four ...

Mon 12 Mar 18 from Daily Mail

XPrize announces a $10M contest for remotely-controlled robotic avatars

 XPrize announced today that it’s teaming up with Japanese airline All Nippon Airways on a new $10 million competition. XPrize founder and chairman Peter Diamandis said the ANA team ...

Mon 12 Mar 18 from TechCrunch

X Prize announces $10 million competition to spur development of robot avatars

Robot avatars have been a sci-fi staple for decades, letting fictional humans remotely carry out delicate and dextrous tasks, from hospital care to mining on the Moon. But, as usual, ...

Mon 12 Mar 18 from The Verge

Ocean XPrize finalists dive deep with undersea swarms, drones - CNET

Robo-swarms and autonomous vehicles make the cut for the $7 million Shell Ocean Discovery XPrize competition to explore the deep sea.

Wed 7 Mar 18 from CNET

Ocean XPrize prototypes set to unveil deep-sea mysteries - CNET

Meet the bold ocean-exploring drones and underwater vehicles that are newly crowned as finalists for the $7 million Shell Ocean Discovery XPrize.

Wed 7 Mar 18 from CNET

The Latest X-Prize Is For Building Remote-Controlled Humanoid Robots

From caring for distant parents to entering burning buildings, there are lots of ways that people might use robot avatars to be in places they can’t go themselves. The X Prize Foundation ...

Mon 12 Mar 18 from Fastcompany Tech

Ocean XPRIZE Competition Finalists Announced

Thu 8 Mar 18 from Voice of America

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