SK Telecom’s robots adopting 5G communications technology drew huge crowds at Mobile World Congress 2015.
The robots SK Telecom developed with RoboBuilder, a Korean SME, are characterized by exactly reproducing the movement of a person. They are able to do this via sensors attached to the head and the body that minimize the data transmission delay called ultra low latency to 0.001 seconds or below.
The Financial Times mentioned the robots as a representative example of the innovations 5G telecommunications will bring in the near future. WIRED magazine also appreciated the robots, adding that they can do what people cannot do in disaster-stricken regions.
Not just the media but global companies such as Nokia and Ericsson showed much interest in the technology. SK Telecom is planning to cooperate with some of them for 5G robot utilization.