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Turkcell, Ericsson claim first 5G autonomous mobile robot demo in Turkey

 

Ericsson said that the demo addressed 5G’s capability to provide real-time data transfer with low latency that will enhance safety across industrial operations

 

Ericsson and Turkish telco Turkcell said they have successfully performed what it claims to be the first industrial use case demonstration of Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR) Safe Crossing in Turkey.

In a release, the Swedish vendor said that the demonstration was deployed in close collaboration with Ericsson’s Industry 4.0 partners, autonomous mobile robot manufacturer Milvus Robotics and a global manufacturer of sensors and sensor solutions for industrial applications at Turkcell’s Kartal Plaza/Captive Office.

The demonstration was deployed by using both network slicing from a public network (Dual-mode 5G Core Standalone) and Ericsson private 5G network using 5G Standalone technology. Ericsson’s private 5G relies on a single server, dedicated network based on a dual-mode core, providing both LTE and 5G SA simultaneously, the vendor said.

The demonstration highlighted the abilities of 5G technology and private networks to enable manufacturers in Turkey to process and manage, using artificial intelligence (AI), substantial amounts of data that allow the free movement of AMRs around the production environment with a high density of connected devices. The demonstration also addressed 5G’s capability to provide real-time data transfer with low latency that will enhance safety across industrial operations.

Gediz Sezgin, CTO of Turkcell, said: “This demonstration that we have done has been a milestone in our journey to develop Private Network solutions that enable smart industrial applications of emerging digital technologies. Private Networks will be a vital component of Turkey’s industrial communications infrastructure, soon. As Turkcell, within the framework of our leadership in Turkey’s digitalization, we continue to work with our business partners to implement the latest technologies and to develop connectivity solutions that accelerate the industrial transformation processes of businesses.”

“As a long-term partner and research and development collaborator, we are committed to supporting Turkcell with reliable connectivity that will aid the industrial transformation journey of Turkish enterprises and elevate its ambition to build a future-proof, technology-agnostic network (…) The successful demonstration of AMR Safe Crossing has highlighted the significance of 5G-ready cellular networks in the industrial sector and will open doors to a range of smart factory applications in the country,” said Işıl Yalçın, Vice President and Head of Ericsson Turkey at Ericsson Middle East and Africa.

The “Ericsson Connected Manufacturing: A guide to Industry 4.0 transformation” report highlights AMR’s use in real-time production chain automation as one of the most important use cases in an enterprise’s Industry 4.0 transformation journey.

In this report, Ericsson and Hexagon examined five different smart manufacturing use cases that will enable manufacturers to conduct their operations more efficiently: autonomous mobile robots (AMR), collaborative robots, digital twins, augmented reality and asset condition monitoring.

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