Aaron Elkins, a business school professor at SDSU, is working on Avatar, a security kiosk robot that can question travelers and evaluate various responses.

Aaron Elkins, a business school professor at SDSU, is working on Avatar, a security kiosk robot that can question travelers and evaluate various responses. Photo by Jamie Scott Lytle.

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Reporter Brad Graves is questioned by the Avatar. If the machine detects a problem, it can pass the person to a screening process conducted by a human being.

— A business school professor at San Diego State University is working on a big change in how we’ll cross borders in the future...

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