Updated: Oct 14, 2021
Together with BT 5G-VINNI, another successful integration and demonstration on remote operation of electrical panel was finished on 15th October, at BT’s research and development headquarters at Adastral Park in Suffolk. We've demonstrated the remote control of our new robotic arm over the 5G-VINNI network, to control switches and dials on an electrical panel.
The robotic arm was connected via Ethernet to the 5G-VINNI 26GHz radio network, which then routed through to the 5G core. The 5G core was connected to the laptop PC which was running the robotic arm controller software and to which the VR headset and VR controllers were connected. In order to have intricate control of the robotic arm, the arm, the controllers, and the VR images need to be in tight synchronisation. The 5G-VINNI network provided a low latency path (typically less than 10ms) through the network which ensured that the robotic arm moved in the same moment that the controller initiated the move.