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Innovation & Tech Today|2020 Year-End Issue
Robots in a 5G World
Joe Toppe

Despite a year marked by political turmoil, economic instability, and the COVID-19 pandemic, the arrival of 5G, a fifth-generation technology and the world’s new wireless standard, is not only expected to saturate the global market, but it is also just-in-time for the robotics industry.

The Financial Times reported in October, “the pandemic has accelerated the need for a new digital infrastructure.”

We invent machines to perform tasks that are difficult for humans or where there are fundamental human limits. Computers are used for complex calculation; vehicles for accelerated transportation; and robots for precise assembly, according to the article.

Ilayda Samilgil, CEO and Co-Founder of Organic Robotics Corporation told Innovation & Tech Today, he believes 5G will be critical on the factory floor to reduce latency in remotely controlled manufacturing processes.

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