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Avatar XPrize Semi-finalists

Members of the SLMC group in collaboration with Touchlab qualify for the USA semi-finals.

The Avater XPrize aims to create an avatar system that can transport human presence to a remote location in real time. Dr Vladimir Ivan and Professor Sethu Vijayakumar are part of the AvatarX team led by Touchlab developing a mobile remotely operated robot with a unique capability of touch combined advanced shared control. 

Using their avatar Nexi, it is the teams objective to enable remote operation in a hospital medical setting assisting healthcare professionals to interact with patients remotely, complete prescriptions, facilitate diagnosis and perform further crucial tasks that would otherwise require a physical presence. 

The team has been successful in qualifying for the semi-finals which will take place at the end of 2021 in the USA. 

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Further Information

SLMC AvatarX
Touchlab
ANA Avatar XPRIZE website