Researchers from Lakeside Labs are helping to improve communication between drones and robots on the ground.
that swarms of Robots complete tasks together And coordinating yourself in the process is an idea that has been around for a long time. In the Lakeside Laboratories In Klagenfurt, research is being carried out on the technologies in which this type of communication can be put into practice. Jury Futurezone Awards 2022 persuaded this. about the projectUse case communication in swarmsLakeside Laboratories took home the award in this category 5G Innovation of the Year – Powered by Huawei Foot.
Use in disaster operations
According to project manager Christian Ravelsberger, the tangible benefits of continuing bot swarms in disaster scenarios could open up. Drones can do this from the air, for example Explore the affected areawhile the robot is on the ground Relief supplies delivered or support evacuation.
Dynamic bandwidth requirements
In the 5G Carinthia Stadium, which is supported by the mobile operator A1, the experiments were carried out. It turns out that only small amounts of data should be transferred between bots. However, if necessary, the required bandwidth increases rapidly, for example when transmitting live images of missing persons or dangerous situations. The 5G network requirements So Moving It may also vary for different swarm members.
Unlike other technologies that are commonly used to control drones, such as WiFi or Bluetooth, it comes in one device cellular network With a licensed frequency range less disturbance. 5G is also developed for higher densities of the device advanced.
However, challenges also emerged from the project: 5G networks are currently still in operation Use on the ground, not in the air, optimally. Due to the frequent changing of radio cells and the establishment of a connection between each drone and several cell towers, it can also lead to confusion Come. In any case, the goal of the project, which is to gain new insights into the use of 5G for communication in swarms of robots, has been sufficiently achieved.
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