The ANA Avatar XPRIZE is offering a total of $10 million to teams that advance the state of the art in avatar telepresence robots. So far, 77 teams have qualified for the semifinals.
The IBM Watson AI XPRIZE, a competition that aims to improve human collaboration with artificial intelligence to solve global challenges, announced 10 semifinalists for everything from robotic trash cans to AI for fighting malaria.
The Rainforest XPRIZE is a four-year, global competition to develop new methods for assessing biodiversity and demonstrating the value of threatened rainforests.
HeroX, a spinoff of XPRIZE, is crowdsourcing talent. One of its projects is the AlphaPilot AI drone competition, run with the Drone Racing League and Lockheed Martin.
Robotics developers and the general public can find inspiration for exploring the oceans in a new fiction anthology from XPRIZE entitled Current Futures: A Sci-Fi Ocean Anthology.
The Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE winner was the GEBCO-NF Alumni team, which consisted of people from 14 countries. The executive director of the competition describes the teams and goal of advancing undersea mapping technology.