Verizon demonstrated two robots on the stage of the Mobile World conference on Monday, saying that the robots communicate with each other using 5G connections and mobile edge computing.

Edge computing uses augmented reality and machine learning to analyze the vast amounts of data collected—whether it’s a factory floor, oil rig, or office space—and requires the kind of fast data transmission that only high-speed 5G signals can provide.

Verizon’s Chief Strategy Officer, Rima Qureshi, said at the Barcelona event: “When there are multiple robots on the local board, you will encounter problems because they are still just machines and they cannot communicate with each other naturally.”

“5G will enable robots to connect with other robots and various devices in a way that was impossible before,” she said.

Networked and smarter robots are considered to be essential for improving the efficiency of areas such as the factory floor through automation. Remote monitoring can reduce costs and reduce the need for factory infrastructure.

As part of the demonstration, Qureshi waved on the wings of the stage, and two robots appeared: a dog-like robot named Gigi-after 5G-walking stiffly on four legs, and the second one named Mekeal. Fang robot-pay tribute to mobile edge computing, or MEC-roll on the traction wheel.

Qureshi said that in order to train robots to perceive the environment beyond a two-dimensional path that cannot explain elements other than the start and end points, engineers jumped in front of them, sent other robots on their path, and on their path. Threw the box away.

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“I am happy to report that neither the engineer nor the robot was harmed in the process,” Qureshi said.

Research and Markets pointed out in a recent report that by 2028, the global 5G cloud market is expected to reach 10.6 billion U.S. dollars (about 7869 billion rupees), an annual growth rate of 79.2%.

Verizon is also developing networked drones that can be deployed in locations hit by natural disasters to avoid putting people in danger, and are controlled by a single operator hundreds of miles away, anyone in the world Real-time video and thermal imaging can be used.

With the help of 4G networks, drones can fly into fire zones in the United States without on-site personnel, and send data to workers 4,000 miles away in almost real time, but Qureshi said that with 5G, drones can transfer The panoramic video is streamed to multiple recipients, who can simultaneously focus on different aspects of the image.

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