Remotely controlled robots could one day be used in disaster areas using a powerful new 5G network, according to a demonstration by South Korean technology company SK Telecom.
During the demo, a humanoid robot mirrored movements being executed by a woman wearing an exoskeleton suit almost immediately, due to the 7.55Gbps 5G network.
The 5G network has a latency of under one millisecond, compared to 4G latency of 50 milliseconds, which SK Telecom say could enable remotely controlled robots to be used in disaster areas in the future.
5G networks are expected to be available for commercial use in certain locations by 2020.
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