Your next vacation may be virtual

Japan's biggest airline is betting that the future of travel isn't travelling at all.

For the past month, a married couple in Oita Prefecture have been interacting with a robot - called an Avatar - that's controlled by their daughter miles away in Tokyo.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 17, 2019, with the headline 'Your next vacation may be virtual'. Print Edition | Subscribe