5G Autonomous Drones

5G Autonomous Drones

This project showcases the use of 5G drones both indoors (warehouse stock management) and outdoors (surveillance). It is a real life scenario for demonstrating the benefits of 5G, such as low latency communication across fleets of drones and high bandwidth data transfers in the form of real-time video and AI/analytics.

Overview

The project consists of deploying Unmanned Life’s orchestration platform for autonomous devices (AGV, drones, robots) via drone demo kits on the MobiledgeX Telco Edge Cloud platform deployed at Telefónica in Spain.

Unmanned Life offers a software platform for integration and orchestration of different types of robots, enabling them as autonomous work forces across different use cases such as: Logistics, Industrial Surveillance, Smart Factories, Inspections & Maintenance, Surveillance, Emergency Response Operations, Public Infrastructure Inspection, Urban Traffic and Crowd Monitoring.

The project demonstrates value-add through higher quality, round-the clock inspections, as well as cost savings in equipment and menial labour hours in both use cases, and the flexibility of the solution allows a global reach across all of industry 4.0 and smart city sectors, as once the setup is applied, it is easily transferrable across any area via a simple, central interface.

Stage 1: Indoor Scenario (Warehouse Stock Management)

Most warehouses perform inventory and stock management twice a year. Generally, it involves several employees occupied for quite some time, with some level of safety concerns and it can be quite costly. Introducing autonomous vehicles, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in this specific example, help to overcome those issues.

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Case Study: 5G Autonomous Drones – Rising to the Connectivity Challenge

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Monday 7 Mar 2022 | 5G Autonomous Drones |

This trial by Telefónica and Unmanned Life, (part of the 5G Autonomous Drones Foundry Project), shows how 5G can enable autonomous drones to operate safely and efficiently.

Stage 2: Outdoor Scenario (Surveillance)

For any organisation with property and land, drones could soon become essential tools. Equipped with video cameras, drones can quickly and efficiently perform a wide range of tasks, such as inspecting damage and checking for security breaches.

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Case Study: 5G Autonomous Drones – Digital Eyes in the Sky

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Tuesday 24 May 2022 | 5G Autonomous Drones |

Telefónica and Unmanned Life are demonstrating how swarms of 5G-connected drones can transform surveillance.

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Case Study: 5G Autonomous Drones – Digital Eyes in the Sky

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Tuesday 24 May 2022 | 5G Autonomous Drones |

Telefónica and Unmanned Life are demonstrating how swarms of 5G-connected drones can transform surveillance.

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Case Study: 5G Autonomous Drones – Rising to the Connectivity Challenge

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Monday 7 Mar 2022 | 5G Autonomous Drones |

This trial by Telefónica and Unmanned Life, (part of the 5G Autonomous Drones Foundry Project), shows how 5G can enable autonomous drones to operate safely and efficiently.