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Hauser, AVATRINA Team Earn Finalist Position in $10 Million ANA Avatar XPRIZE Competition

For more than three years, a team of graduate students led by Illinois CS professor Kris Hauser has progressed through the $10M ANA Avatar XPRIZE. Starting among nearly 80 teams from all around the world, the AVATRINA team worked to showcase their Tele-Robotic Intelligent Nursing Assistant (TRINA) as a platform for deploying human presence to a remote location.

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Engineering News | October 21, 2021

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