ANA AVATAR XPRIZE Semifinals Testing 2021

  • Published on Sep 29, 2021
  • The $10M ANA Avatar XPRIZE aims to create an avatar system that can transport human presence to a remote location in real time. The semifinalist teams from across the globe brought their avatar systems to Semifinals Testing in Miami, Florida, where they were evaluated by the competition Judging Panel.

    The avatar systems that the competing teams are developing must demonstrate the ability to execute tasks across a variety of real-world scenarios. But the creation of avatars isn’t just about building the next generation of dexterous, task-completing robots. It is also about conveying a sense of human presence for both the operator and the recipient in those interactions.


    XPRIZE is a global future-positive movement of over 1M people and rising, delivering truly radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity. XPRIZE inspires and empowers a global community of problem-solvers to positively impact our world by crowdsourcing solutions through large-scale competitions, tackling the world’s grandest challenges in exploration, environment and human equity. Active competitions include the $100 Million XPRIZE Carbon Removal with Elon Musk, $20 Million NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE, $15 Million XPRIZE Feed the Next Billion, $10 Million XPRIZE Rainforest, $10 Million ANA Avatar XPRIZE, $5 Million IBM Watson AI XPRIZE, $5 Million XPRIZE Rapid Reskilling and $1 Million Digital Learning Challenge. Donate, sign up or join a team at
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Comments • 4

  • enzo robot
    enzo robot 3 months ago

    Excellent competition, I love all this robots, wait for january for other 6 team... this is just the begin...

  • DJ
    DJ 3 months ago

    burn garbage collected from city inside a plant that generate electricity. capture that CO2,etc gas use same electricity to push it underground.

  • Nobody
    Nobody 3 months ago

    Funny thing is that people speak about interactions, emotional connections. But these robots cannot complete tasks. If they cannot work for us, there is no point making a robot.

    • Tycho Brug
      Tycho Brug 3 months ago +2

      I think there are other robot competitions about making robots "work" for us (DARPA challenges, Cybathlon, RoboCup, ...). I think XPRIZE here tackles a unique part of desired robotic capabilities (social + functional). In the end, if we want to work with robots in a cooperative/social setting (robots in the workplace, robotics for care, robots at home) we will have to tackle both.