Avatar XPrize Finalists
Dr Vladimir Ivan and Professor Sethu Vijayakumar as part of the AvatarX team lead by Touchlab recently qualified for the finals of the Avatar XPRIZE.
Fifteen teams from eight countries have been selected by the Avatar XPRIZE judging panel to advance to the final, which is due to be held later in the USA in 2022.
The Avatar XPrize aims to create an avatar system that can transport human presence to a remote location in real time. 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.
Below is a short film presenting our contribution.
- Video: AvatarX finalist
- The Avatar XPRIZE aims to create an avatar system that can transport human presence to a remote location in real time. Members of the SLMC group -- Dr. Vladimir Ivan (lead roboticist) , Professor Sethu Vijayakumar (scientific advisor), are part of the AvatarX team led by Touchlab, an Edinburgh based startup. Our team is developing a mobile remotely operated robot with a unique capability of touch combined advanced shared control.