This enterprise is deploying 40 Samsung-powered robots to roam its halls
The South Korean tech big Naver is partnering with Samsung to deploy 40 robots in Naver’s new second headquarters. The robots will roam round three flooring of the brand new constructing, showcasing what companies can do with cloud computing and personal 5G networks — all of the whereas, they will be serving espresso and delivering packages to Naver’s staff.
“NAVER’s new headquarters serves as a check mattress to discover applied sciences of the long run, the place 5G community and cloud play a central function,” Sangyoung Han, Government Director at Naver Cloud Technique and Planning at Naver Cloud, stated in a press release.
Naver and Samsung signed an settlement in March to collectively develop new non-public 5G networks enterprise fashions and use instances. Non-public 5G networks give enterprises a method to carry safe and dependable connectivity to areas the place they’re operating data-intensive functions. Samsung says the Naver deployment is South Korea’s first non-public 5G community — whereas Naver’s fleet of robots would be the first 5G use case of its sort on the earth.
Naver’s autonomous cell robots will make the most of Samsung’s non-public 5G networking instruments to hook up with the Naver cloud. The cloud will act as a type of “shared mind” for the robotic, in lieu of a built-in chipset. The 40 robots will function assistants for Naver staff, delivering packages, espresso and lunch packing containers. Whereas they will begin with 40 robots throughout three flooring, the plan is to ultimately deploy a whole lot of robots throughout your entire 36-floor constructing.
Amongst different issues, the deployment ought to showcase how Samsung’s non-public 5G radios allow enterprises to add massive quantities of knowledge throughout many individuals and machines concurrently.
Along with 5G and the cloud, the robots will leverage improvements like digital twins, 3D/HD mapping and AI to navigate the within of the constructing.