5G-ERA presented in MWC Barcelona 2021!
On June 28 – July 1, in Barcelona, Spain, our consortium member IQUADRAT participated in the Mobile World Congress (MWC Barcelona 2021) presenting 5G-ERA project to the attendees and explaining the overall concept of the project!
5G-ERA partner Iquadrat, presented the concept of the project by explaining that the project is concerned with experimentation facilities able to provide enhanced experimentation infrastructures on top of which, third party experimenters e.g. SMEs or any service provider and target vertical users will have the opportunity to test their applications in an integrated, open, cooperative and fully featured network platform running across multiple domains where needed, and tailored to specific use cases related to robotic applications.
To achieve autonomy, a robot must ‘learn’ during its operational process. Because of the limited computing resources, safety constrains and biased training data, the learning needs will be shifted to the cloud using 5G technologies. The 5G-ERA workflow follows PDCA (plan–do–check–act) model where “plan”, “do” and “check” are carried out virtually in clouds and the “act” is performed in a real workspace by the robot. By trialling virtually, it avoids safety constrains. Additionally, the virtual environments are always updated with data coming from the real workspace enabling the so-called “Digital Twin” (of the Robot, of workspace and operators) that can be used not only for online real-time warnings and feedbacks, but also to carry out a what-if analysis as well as support the decision process and/or the optimization of the robot’s operational environment. Thanks to 5G technologies, cloud and robots can be linked closely together for collective intelligence where the robot sends its sensing data to the cloud and updates the local decision model via the cloud.
More information about the exhibition can be found here: https://www.mwcbarcelona.com/