German Team Wins ANA Avatar XPRIZE: Getting closer to Teleportation

Teleportation anyone? The XPRIZE winner is the closest you can get
A German team of engineers and data scientists won the ANA Avatar XPRIZE in Long Beach, California on Saturday with a humanoid robot called NimbRo.

In this form of teleportation a humanoid robotic device transmits wirelessly vision, hearing and touch to a distant human operator. The human operator then directs the robot to perform a number of complex tasks.

In a press release following the end of the four-year contest, David Locke said that \”telepresence and avatar technologies will be essential to human progress in decades to come.\”