18th AIAI 2022, 17 - 20 June 2022, Greece

The use of robotics in critical use cases: the 5G-ERA Project solution

Christina Lessi, George Agapiou, Marios Sophocleous, Ioannis Chochliouros, Renxi Qiu, Stelios Androulidakis


  Lately, autonomous robots have been dynamically appearing in the foreground, being the solution to many problems that concern different areas of everyday life. 5G-ERA Project’s ambition is to propose solutions based on robotic applications that are targeting vertical sectors such as transport, healthcare, Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR), and Industry 4.0. These sectors require intensive data transmission and processing, offering services that could take advantage from 5G networks capabilities in order to implement robotic collective intelligence approaches that were impossible in the past. However, 5G-ERA does not target a provider-centric 5G architecture. The project aims at a user-centered approach, where the main focus is on the Quality of Experience offered for vertical customers. Based on this approach, the designers of the 5G experimental facility should take into consideration the requirements of vertical sectors in order to be able to meet the new challenges that will arise. In this paper, the 5G-ERA healthcare and PPDR use cases will be presented, providing the proposed solution and the scenario that is designed. Additionally, the network design and requirements will be analyzed based on the needs of the use case.  

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