ANA Avatar XPRIZE Challenge

Apr 28, 2018 · Bengaluru, India

XPRIZE organisation has just announced the $10-million ANA Avatar XPRIZE challenge to develop real-life Avatars. The multi-purpose avatar system should enable us to remotely see, hear, and interact with distant physical environments and beings. At this meetup, we invite participants excited about XPRIZE to brainstorm on developing multi-purpose avatar system using IoT, robotics, AI, etc, discuss which platform/toolkits can be used, and form teams.

We will also hear from members of Team Indus, which is the only finalist from India in the Google Lunar XPRIZE that aims to land and control a rover on the Moon. They will talk about their XPRIZE journey and what it takes to succeed in a grand challenge such as this. This is a great opportunity for participants to find like-minded individuals, ideate, and prepare for the challenge.

Finally, we will present 3 other AI projects in Computer Vision and Natural Language Processing that participants can sign up for.

10:00 AM - Welcome note
10:20 AM - Talk by Team Indus on their Google Lunar XPRIZE journey
10:40 AM - Introduction to ANA Avatar XPRIZE challenge
11:00 AM - Brainstorming on developing multi-purpose avatar system
12:00 PM - Other AI projects overview and sign up
12:30 PM - Open discussion and networking

Guruditya Sinha - Guruditya is a Systems Engineer in the Communications department of TeamIndus. Being part of T. I’s journey since 2012, Guru is an Electronics and Communication engineering graduate from SRM University, Chennai. He has worked on the SRMSAT in the past. Guru's key responsibility at T.I includes Lander to Earth Communication, Systems Reliability and Quality Assurance.

Nirmal Gadde - Nirmal joined TeamIndus in 2011 as an intern, making him the first employee of the company. An aerospace engineering graduate from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Nirmal has worked across various sub-systems starting from Trajectory Design, Software design, Assembly Integration & Testing & more. He is currently looking at Payload systems design and qualification for the TeamIndus' lunar Mission. He was also instrumental in curating the space fair named Moonshot Wheels run by TeamIndus Foundation for Excellence which provides experiential learning of basic astronomy concepts to underprivileged students.

FEE: The meetup is free to attend but seats are limited, so please register early.

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