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5G Logistics is a UK marquee R&D project, hosted in Bristol Port, to develop new technologies in the Smart Ports sector that utilise an underlying 5G private network and edge computing.
There were two key use cases that Unmanned Life’s orchestration platform performed:
Security Surveillance: A swarm of drones, augmented with 5G, and AI for person detection, performed surveillance of the port perimeter, highlighting any intruders on the interface. This was performed ad-hoc, or on a timer.
Tracked Asset Response: Unmanned Life’s platform was integrated into an RFID-based system in the port. Simply, when assets are being loaded/unloaded without authorisation, our platform is notified, and a drone is triggered to autonomously fly to the precise location. By providing a bird’s eye view of the affected asset, the port can be kept situationally aware, prevent asset theft, or improve logistical processes.
In this project, Unmanned Life demonstrates a kit consisting of a drone and a compact control device, which can fly in a confined space simulating a warehouse. The drone flies along the racks, identifies individual boxes and reads the QR codes attached to them to create a virtual map of all the goods in the racks with their identification and position.
The deployed indoor inventory management utilises edge computing to demonstrate the future benefits of the technology. Simply, by locating the computational power required for image recognition of boxes at the edge of the network, we can off-load data analysis, moving away from a physical unit on the device, and therefore reducing the weight of the drone, increasing flight times.
The underlying capabilities of this use case will pave the way for scaled fleets of drones in the near future, whilst also demonstrating the benefits of the platform in an indoor, inventory management environment.
This landmark EU R&D Industry-wide project with leading industrial players demonstrates how 5G connectivity improves the productivity of industrial and manufacturing processes, in the intralogistics space with Autonomous Mobile Robots to test and deploy indoor logistics use cases using a fleet of AMRs. This project is showcasing the need for 5G connectivity for advanced Industry 4.0 solutions for large-scale swarms of robots.
Unmanned Life is collaborating with an industrial robotics partner in developing a NetApp that will allow an autonomous mobile robot fleet to localize in indoor environments and use a centralized command centre to deploy these assets over 5G and EDGE infrastructures for a logistics-based use case in a Factory of the future setting.