5G Tech and Robotic Arm
Scotland 5G Centre making "substantial progress" in the development of 5G technology applications.
15:59 03 December 2020
Scotland 5G Centre is making substantial progress in developing much-needed applications using 5G technology, Paul Coffey, the centre's chief executive, has claimed.
The centre, which is fully funded by the Scottish Government, was launched one year ago and is currently working at a national level to stimulate economic development and promote the benefits to society of 5G connectivity.
One project, which is led by the University of Glasgow, focuses on accelerating the adoption of 5G in Scotland. It involves remote experiments using pioneering robots in assembling and measuring an electrical circuit using equipment physically situated in the university's laboratory.
Paul Coffey, chief executive of The Scotland 5G Centre, said: “A robotic arm is always going to make people sit up and take notice. I am pleased to say that fine-tuning is now complete and this pioneering 5G-based technology is ready to enable manufacturing and other industries to be able to carry out complex tasks from offsite locations. The economic and societal benefits are significant; enabling factories to be more competitive in a wider market and allowing people to live in rural or remote areas while still being able to access urban or industrial centres. And the technology can be harnessed across several sectors, including construction, education, healthcare such as tele-diagnosis, tele-pharmacy and so on.”
“But this is only the beginning. We have several other projects in the pipeline across all three founding partners, which will deliver substantial and lasting improvements in fast, reliable connectivity, particularly in rural areas. Sectors such as healthcare, manufacturing and education are set to reap significant benefits as a result. I do believe that 5G will transform how we communicate in all walks of life.”