Social Robots: Companions for Humans

Q&A: Anya Ow on Her Award-Winning Short Story ‘Life in Achar’

The ANA Lab: Avatars in Times of Crisis

Taking Flight on Saturn’s Moon, Titan

Undersea Discoveries with Avatar

Day in the Future Life


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. This series explores the scientists, engineers, virtual reality experts, and designers working to fulfill the promise of avatar technology through the ANA Avatar XPRIZE competition. We’ll 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.

10 Japanese Inventions You Never Knew You Loved

Ten Robots You Might Encounter Sooner Than You Think

Pioneering Space: The New Technology Helping Humans Explore the Cosmos

Digital Taste: The Next Frontier in Virtual Reality

The Future of Athletic Training: Three Technologies That are Changing the Game

Building a Virtual Workforce: 5 Occupations that Benefit from Avatar Technology

5 VR Systems for the Ultimate At-Home Entertainment Experience

Virtual Experiences, Real Emotions

Inside the Avatar Avant-Garde: Who Are the Avatar XPRIZE Contenders?

7 Ways AI is Transforming the Everyday – From the Simple to the Sophisticated

Technologies That Connected—and Changed—Cultures Forever

3 Ways Technology is Bringing Health and Wellness to the Travel Experience

Who Writes History? Engineers or Science-Fiction Authors?

Avatar all-stars: Meet the people powering a new age of mobility

Better Tech, Smoother Travel

The Road To Avatars: A Timeline

Entertainment in the Avatar Age

The Power of the Human Brain: A Lesson for Avatars

Using Our Heads: What Brainwaves Signal about Avatars’ Potential

Enhancing the Future with VR Technology

The Evolution of Tradition: How ANA and its Partners Are Using Tradition to Fly into the Future

The Next Generation of Transportation

The Power of Remote Touch: How It Works and Why It Matters (Q&A)

Could Avatars Help Build a New Moon Base?

The Future of Vr: Exploring the Boundless Universe

Here’s How Travel Will Be Tailor-Made for a Future Globetrotter

How Avatars Could Bring Remote Areas into a Global Community

Avatars: Unparalleled Assistants in Disaster Relief

How Robotic Avatars Could Help the Elderly and People with Physical Disabilities

4 Industries That Are Ready to Be Reshaped by Avatars

3 Avatar Types on the Horizon

3 Ways Blockchain Is Improving the Air Passenger Experience

Breaking Physical Barriers: The Game-Changing Impact of Real-Life Avatars

Bringing Space Closer to Home

Don’t Cancel That Flight

3 Ways Autonomous Technology is Changing the Way We Move

From Commercial Airlines to Construction, Drones Are Shaping Our Industrial Future

How Avatars Can Learn from MMOs

The Future of Commercial Travel

The Future of Flight is Green

The 5 Biggest Tech Challenges to Building a Commercial Avatar

Why Avatars, Why Now

Changing the World, One Flight at a Time

3 Reusable Space Travel Innovations on the Horizon

3 Innovations to Create the Avatar of the Future

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