The only team in Scotland
We have been selected as the only SEMIFINALIST TEAM in Scotland for the $10M ANA Avatar XPrize Global Competition
Team leader E-skin and
Electronic engineering lecturer
Senior Microfabrication Engineer
Senior Electronics skin engineer
PhD in robot perception
on VR Tele-operation
VR tele-operation visiting researcher
PhD in material science
"Avatar technology represents the first real attempt for man to fuse with machine, and not only control it, but enhance ourselves beyond what is naturally possible on both a sensory and cognitive level."
"We believe that a realistic whole-body somatosensory feedback through a machine, in addition to incorporating existing exponential technologies and proprioceptive feedback, will break down existing barriers for the technology and enable this trans-humanist goal.
Our team aims to revolutionise the way in which Avatars perceive their environment, and thus also human perception of themselves through Avatars."
"With our Avatar the controller will be able to see and feel as the Avatar as well as have abilities transcending human capacity, such as smoke and harmful gas detection, radiation, infrared vision, accurate location and orientation amongst others. This enhanced sensory perception will enable the handling of dangerous tasks in harsh environments far more efficiently and safely than a humans can."