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17 Robots, Teams From Around the World Vie for $8m in Prizes, November 4-5 in Long Beach, CA

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Long Beach, CA–() — today ANA Avatar X Prize Test competition in Long Beach, CA, 17 team 10 countries will compete for the grand prize of $8 million. Sponsored by All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest five-star airline, ANA Avatar XPRIZE is a human-operated physical robot capable of performing tasks and remotely replicating human senses, actions, and presence. Challenge a team to develop a robot avatar system. It guides you to a more connected world in real time.

Held November 4-5, 2022 at the Long Beach Convention Center and streamed online, this free public event is the culmination of a four-year qualification process that began in March 2018.

Until November 5, the team will test immersive telepresence technologies (robotics and artificial intelligence, sensors, virtual reality (VR), haptics, etc.) by testing custom-built tests on avatars created with a series of complex tasks. combined) pushes the boundaries. course. more than 1,000 people advance ticketing Attendees, including robotics students, educators, and leaders, will get a first-hand look at the future of telepresence.

The team arrived in Long Beach yesterday to kick off the setup, prepare for a test run in the team garage, and prepare for a live test run starting November 4th.

The final prize pool is $8 million, with the grand prize winner receiving $5 million and the second and third place teams receiving $2 million and $1 million respectively. To win, the team must demonstrate the avatar’s ability to perform tasks in a variety of real-world scenarios and convey presence to both operators and recipients in those interactions.

“This competition is not just about advancing the future of robotics,” said David Locke, Senior Program Director, ANA Avatar XPRIZE. I look forward to seeing the capabilities the team will bring at the end of our journey.”

As part of the XPRIZE Tech Fair, leading technology organizations (Blue Origin, FIRST Robotics, JPL, ANA/avatar, SenseGlove, vROTOR), universities (USC, UCLA, IHMC) and others will also have interactive and experiential exhibits. Provide hands-on opportunities for participants.

If you are looking online, live stream features teams running every 30 minutes from Friday 1:00pm to 6:00pm PT and Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm PT, with a detailed test schedule available on the XPRIZE website I can do it. Winners will be announced on Saturday, November 5th at approximately 4:30 pm on the Main Stage at the Long Beach Convention Center.

See below to get your tickets or watch history unfold here in Los Angeles County.


XPRIZE is a future-oriented global movement that delivers truly radical breakthroughs for the good of mankind. By crowdsourcing solutions through large-scale competitions to tackle the world’s greatest challenges in exploration, environment and human equity, XPRIZE inspires, empowers, and empowers a global community of problem solvers. Make a positive impact on our world. Strong competition includes $100M XPRIZE Carbon Removal with Elon Musk, $15M XPRIZE Feed the Next Billion, $10M XPRIZE Rainforest, $10M ANA Avatar XPRIZE, $5M XPRIZE Rapid Reskill, including the Million Dollar Digital Learning Challenge.Donate, sign up, or join the team at xprize.org.

About ANA

Founded in 1952 with just two helicopters, All Nippon Airways (ANA) has grown to become Japan’s largest airline. ANA HOLDINGS Inc. (ANA HD) is Japan’s largest airline group holding company, established in 2013, and consists of 71 companies, including ANA and Japan’s leading LCC, Peach Aviation. See below for more information. https://www.ana.co.jp/group/en/.

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