The drone, powered by Media Broadcast 5G, will simulate an emergency rescue situation

Scarlett Evans, Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

April 13, 2023

1 Min Read

Qualcomm is gearing up for a live demonstration of its 5G-connected, remote-operated drone at this year’s Hannover Messe.

Media Broadcast will be providing the network connectivity, using its Blue Box solution. The stand-alone, portable 5G network includes the core components and control units for the Radio Access Network (RAN), allowing it to act as a central control station for the 5G network. 

The live demonstration will simulate a police and fire department rescue operation at TIP Innovationspark Nordheide, with real-time transmission of the mission streamed at the company’s trade fair booth. 

The presentation will demonstrate the possibilities of drones in “private 5G networks for rescue and security services, as well as other application fields.”

“Visitors can experience live how a professional camera drone is controlled from the trade fair stand in Hanover at the TIP Innovationspark Nordheide, more than 100 km away,” the companies said. “The image can be transmitted live and directly over the Internet to potential users, such as emergency services operations centers.”

Qualcomm’s Robotics RB5 platform will be used in the demonstration. Released in 2020, the platform is designed to offer customers a means of building and connecting robots and drones with 5G connectivity, on-device AI and machine learning. The platform can be leveraged in the consumer, enterprise, defense, industrial and professional service sectors.

About the Author(s)

Scarlett Evans

Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

Scarlett Evans is the assistant editor for IoT World Today, with a particular focus on robotics and smart city technologies. Scarlett has previous experience in minerals and resources with Mine Australia, Mine Technology and Power Technology. She joined Informa in April 2022.

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