5G-CORAL, a high-profile, EU-sponsored 5G development project, has successfully carried out the first edge robotics trial in Taiwan six months much before the schedule.
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5TONIC member organizations include Ericsson, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M), and InterDigital. Building on work conducted in the Madrid laboratory, the 5TONIC member organizations, in collaboration with other Taiwanese and European partners in the 5G-CORAL project, conducted the demonstration at the Global Mall Nangang Station Store located in Taipei, Taiwan.
The project team developed a number of 5G technologies. Some of these technologies demonstrated within the store were Multi-RAT IoT Gateway, 360 adaptive streaming, Fog Assisted Robotics, and an Augmented Reality-based navigation system to help guide the robots performing cleaning and delivery services.
Before the public trial, the project leaders met with CTO Chang, the head of Taiwan’s 5G Office, to preview the demonstrations incorporated within the shopping mall and also to discuss the evolution and potential of the technology, in a private session.
The 5G-CORAL project will be verified in two additional testbeds. Post the first trial, a second demonstration will be conducted on a high-speed train in Taiwan, and a third one will involve connected cars in both Italy and Taiwan.
5G-CORAL is one among the several EU projects presently conducting 5G technology trials at Madrid’s 5TONIC co-creation laboratory, which was co-founded by
IMDEA Networks and Telefonica and currently includes nine collaborating organizations from academia, research, and industry. 5TONIC’s laboratory will be used as one of the main venues by the 5G-CORAL project for experimenting and prototyping with the integration of Cloud, Fog, and MEC over a mobile network through an OpenAirInterface LTE implementation.
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