‘Spot’ Robot Powered by Ericsson’s 5G Roams Airport for Security

Ericsson and TDC NET 5G Innovation Hub in Denmark partnered together to unleash ‘Spot’, a robot powered by 5G to check the perimeter-fencing

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  • Ericsson and TDC NET 5G Innovation Hub in Denmark partnered together to unleash ‘Spot’, a robot powered by 5G to check the perimeter-fencing
  • The airports in the future will be able to benefit from the 5G network and its use cases
  • Use cases such as image recognition, monitoring, video analytics, and more are some examples of what Spot can do with the help of 5G

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Ericsson and TDC NET 5G Innovation Hub in Denmark partnered together to unleash ‘Spot’, a robot powered by 5G to check the perimeter-fencing. As the technology develops, multiple more use cases of 5G will spring up. This was just a basic test that both the parties did to check how the robot performed. ‘Spot’ is a robot that was previously used for completing tasks within the institute. It ran with the help of Wi-Fi which limited its range. Further, the operator of the robot had to stay within a range of 30 metres to ensure it keeps working efficiently.

Ericsson Trial With TDC NET 5G Innovation Hub a Great Sign for Airports

The airports will be able to benefit from the 5G network and its use cases in the future. Trialling the use of 5G with ‘Spot’ in the airport is not even scratching the surface of the technology.

According to a report from Ericsson, upon the end of the operation, it was concluded that ‘Spot’ could be used for multiple use cases with the help of 5G. Use cases such as image recognition, monitoring, video analytics, and more are some examples of what Spot can do with the help of 5G.

For real-time analysis, Spot has to process all the data directly on its system, and for that to happen, an efficient data transfer to a suitable device will require the help of 5G.

Airports and many other construction sites require perimeter-fencing checks on a daily to ensure safe and efficient operations. To facilitate this, robots such as Spot powered by the 5G network can become very useful.

During the 5G trial, deep learning methods were used to let Spot check for the damages to the perimeter fencing in real-time. The robot was able to do so with the help of the TDC NET’s Ericsson-powered 5G network.

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Tanay Singh Thakur

Tanay hails from Bilaspur, Chattisgarh and is a sports and fitness enthusiast. Reading and writing is something which comes to him out of love for the web of magic that words can create.

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