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ANA Avatar XPRIZE teams go to the next level

Seventy-seven teams from 19 countries around the globe have qualified to participate in the $10 million ANA Avatar XPRIZE competition, which aims to promote the development of robotic systems that let travelers connect with far-flung locales virtually. The roster of competitors includes 27 teams … Continue reading

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How ‘avatars’ will let you travel virtually

When it was time for Kevin Kajitani to put his ideas for traveling through telepresence to the test, he chose a familiar experimental subject: his son. Kajitani — the co-director of the Avatar division at ANA Holdings, the parent company of … Continue reading

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ANA partners with space agency on telepresence

Telepresence robots on the moon and Mars? That’s the vision laid out for the partnership between ANA Holdings, the parent company of Japan’s All Nippon Airways, and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. The ANA-JAXA program, known as Avatar X, aims … Continue reading

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ANA unveils ambitious vision for telepresence

All Nippon Airways’ newly announced sponsorship of a $10 million contest for real-life avatars is just one part of a grander vision that aims to break down barriers through robotic telepresence. “We see ourselves not as an airplane operator, but … Continue reading

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$10 million Avatar XPRIZE to boost telepresence

All Nippon Airways is sponsoring a $10 million, four-year competition to spur the development of real-life avatars that could provide telepresence over a span of dozens of miles. Registration opens today for the ANA Avatar XPRIZE, with XPRIZE founder and executive chairman … Continue reading

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