The project is called 5G diving, Has recently been demonstrated in Taiwan, and the final test will be conducted in 2021. Previously, the verification test will be conducted at 5TONIC in Spain, which is an open research and innovation laboratory related to 5G technology established by IMDEA Networks and Telefónica.
These two tests will initiate 5G designs suitable for their respective application requirements to verify the correct operation of the system over a long period of time. By connecting one of the devices with a digital twin (software copy of the robot), the first test focused on the remote control of industrial robots used in factories.
In addition, it intends to use network AI to process images taken by cameras to detect possible defects in manufactured parts. The second pilot test focused on another situation: autonomously coordinated drone flight.
In this case, it is necessary to control them from a central base through 5G technology, and use AI to detect, for example, whether people are in danger in a fire. “Both use cases require a lot of bandwidth and low latency (the delay in communication is small), which is why 5G technology is so applicable,” commented the person in charge of the project.
“In the process of transforming the current network into a more decentralized network (where user terminals are an indispensable part of network resources), this project has many applications. The coordinator of the H2020 project UC3M telematics engineering professor Antonio de la Oliva Explain that in addition to verifying 5G technology, it also represents a research component in the field of distributed computing and new network models.
The custom design of 5G-DIVE is based on two main pillars: 5G connectivity (including improvements in base stations and terminals (and improvements in the core of the network)) and computing close to users through the use of “fog technology” (clouds located at the edge of the network) Computing). Intelligent, personalized design aims to achieve optimized performance, thereby significantly promoting the 5G business value proposition in each specific vertical application.
5G-DIVE is funded by the EU’s “Research and Innovation Framework Program”, “Horizon 2020” and Taiwan’s Ministry of Economy. This project is a continuation of two H2020 projects (5G-CORAL and 5G-TRANSFORMER), and represents the second phase of technical cooperation between Europe and Taiwan in this field.
The R + D + i alliance consists of 12 partners from the industrial and academic fields. In Europe, UC3M is the coordinating entity for this project in H2020. It is ADLINK, Ericsson, Interdigital, Rise, Telcaria Ideas and Telefónica. On the Taiwan side, the same is true for the Industrial Technology Research Institute, Aski, the Information Industry Research Institute and National Taiwan University as the Taiwan project coordinator.