New Podcast Series: Vying for the Avatar XPRIZE

Oct 02 2020

The challenge: to develop a robotic avatar system that bridges space and time to allow a person’s consciousness, knowledge and skills to be instantly transported. It’s a venture that blends human connectivity and advanced technology. It’s the stuff of sci-fi movies and fiction novels. But innovators around the globe are on the verge of making it a reality. 

XPRIZE teamed up with ANA to bring you a series of podcasts that explores the scientists, engineers, virtual reality experts and designers who are working to fulfill the promise of avatar technology through the $10M ANA Avatar XPRIZE competition. In this series, we talk with some of the team members about their entries, their technologies and their dreams for an avatar in the not-so-distant future. This ingenuity is working to power a new age of mobility. So keep scrolling and click to listen, the future starts now.

Episode 1: The Endless Possibilities of the Avatar

What was once science fiction may soon be science fact. Innovators from across the globe are competing to create the world’s first commercially-viable avatar. Find out more here in Vying for the ANA Avatar XPRIZE.

Episode 2: Virtual Doctors and Medicine on Mars

The COVID-19 pandemic underscores how avatars can make our jobs and lives easier, especially for the medical community. Listen as some innovators describe how the healthcare industry can be transformed in this episode of Vying for the ANA Avatar XPRIZE.

Episode 3: Extending the Sensory Capabilities of Humans

The future of humankind and robotic avatars are intertwined. See how technologists are transforming the way robots operate, feel and connect with humans in Vying for the ANA Avatar XPRIZE.

Episode 4: The Architects of the Avatar

Avatars are being engineered to bridge the gap between humans and machine. Hear how engineers are reimagining technology in Vying for the ANA Avatar XPRIZE.

Episode 5: Limitless Possibilities: Avatars & The Future of Work

The future of work is changing all around us. Listen as we explain how avatars can help expand our capabilities in the final episode of Vying for the ANA Avatar XPRIZE.

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Learn more about the $10M ANA Avatar XPRIZE at