Handling robots remotely is already a reality that progressively will facilitate and change factory work as we know it.
Arturo Azcorra, IMDEA Networks’ director, vice-president of the 5TONIC Lab and one of the top European experts on the fifth generation of mobile communication networks (5G), discusses in this brief interview various aspects of current networking, with a focus on smart connectivity and the vision of networks as a service.
The 5TONIC co-creation and research laboratory near Madrid, Spain, has collaborated with Autonomously Guided Vehicle (AGV) specialist ASTI Mobile Robotics to launch a series of tests that demonstrate 5G technology could be used to drive AGVs around large factories without the need for pre-set routes or tracks to follow.
Innovative wireless data company Luz Wavelabs has become a new collaborator within 5TONIC’s 5G research and co-creation laboratory in Madrid. The company joins existing collaborators that include ASTI Mobile Robotics, IFEMA, and Rohde & Schwarz.
A consortium of twenty industry-leading companies and organizations has announced the successful completion of the European research project 5G-Crosshaul, coordinated by Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M).
This video shows two technical demonstrations of current research work on mobile technologies by the Wireless Networking Group at IMDEA Networks Institute (Madrid, Spain) in collaboration with Huawei Technologies (China).
Two more companies have joined the specialist 5G mobile research and innovation laboratory in Spain called 5TONIC. Altran and Red Hat are the latest companies to become members of the 5TONIC initiative joining existing companies such as Telefónica, Intel and Ericsson.
Don’t worry, 5TONIC has not branched out into fashion design. However, one test this laboratory of 5G excellence co-founded and hosted by IMDEA Networks is running in its research premises involves a partnership with Madrid’s emergency services team to put smart sensors into a tee-shirt that could then monitor the vital signs of people suffering from known, life-threatening, conditions.
5G research and innovation are at the heart of 5TONIC’s activities.
Arturo Azcorra, the vice-president of the 5TONIC Research and Innovation Laboratory in Madrid, has been spreading the word internationally about the benefits and opportunities created by 5G mobile networks.