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Italian team’s iCub3 avatar tech set to enhance human-robot connection


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After four years of research, a team of engineers at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT-Italian Institute of Technology) in Genova has unveiled the iCub3 system, which features advanced avatar technologies. 

Successfully tested in real-world scenarios, the system developed by IIT’s Artificial and Mechanical Intelligence (AMI) lab enables remote visits to locations 186 miles (300 kilometers) away, captivates audiences at events and TV appearances, and competes in the prestigious ANA Avatar XPriz challenge.

This innovative technology is set to redefine human interaction and virtual presence on a global scale; according to the team, 

The challenges and solutions encountered in developing the avatar system are featured in a research paper published in the journal Science Robotics.

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