Proving that they truly earned and deserved the title of South Korea’s top web portal operator and IT company, Naver has created “5G Brainless Robots” that will be tested out in the world’s first robot-friendly building conveniently located beside the company’s headquarters in Bundang, Seoul.
Unlike the “usual” robots of today, Naver’s 5G brainless robots run and are controlled by a cloud system that has combined all the cutting edge technologies of private 5G networks, autonomous driving, digital twin, and AI into one. Naver’s goal in designing these 5G brainless robots is to have them coexist with human workers, thus, the need to test them out first in a robot-friendly building before actually deploying them.
With the goal to coexist, not replace or get hired as an employee, the 5G brainless robots have impressive features that can be advantageous to and for the human workers employed in the same building. For example, since these 5G brainless robots have a cloud system and run on 5G, they can upload and download content while exchanging data quickly. With a self-driving, mapping, and AI feature, these robots can also make deliveries to the seats of employees.
As for the robot-friendly building, Naver plans on using this as a global reference space where the 5G brainless robots will be tested while human employees would experience an innovative workspace by coexisting — like a technology haven for all.
To safely conduct this test and robot-to-human interaction, a separate 5G experimental station will be put up where the cloud of Naver’s data center would be connected to. This will allow Naver to control and command the robots while they accumulate the data for actual use. This will play a major role in Naver’s place to introduce a private 5G corporate network in robot technology.
“The characteristic of Naver robots is that they put parts that correspond to brains in the cloud. If the robot’s brain is in the cloud, it can make a smart robot at a low cost. It is 5G that connects robots and clouds well,” says Kang Sang-Chul, the Platform Division Head of Naver’s AI, Robot and Autonomous Technology wing, Naver Labs, in an interview with Aju Business Daily.
Should 5G be the future of robot technology and help in lowering the cost of a smart robot, then it could mean a lot more possibilities and easy access for both commercial and personal use.