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UK Universities to debut 5G robot football player at Mobile World Congress

Such technology will allow experts, such as surgeons and musicians, to share in real-time their physical expertise with a global audience

IANS  |  London 

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The University of announced on Monday that it and two other British universities will debut an end-to-end network at the (MWC) in this week.

The incorporates research efforts made by the University of Bristol, and King's College London, reports

To showcase the technology, the universities will demonstrate a 5G-connected robotic football "Messi" at the

Visitors can remotely control a player, by kicking a football on one of the "5GUK" stands at the venue, the movement of which will be instantly replicated by a robotic-foot located on a separate stand in a different exhibition hall, as it kicks another football into a net.

Visitors will see the results of their "kick" through monitors located on both stands.

This is combined with due to the ultrafast connectivity of the new

Such will allow experts, such as surgeons and musicians, to share in real-time their physical expertise with a global audience.

"Our test-bed and trials programme has progressed to the stage where we can now provide meaningful demonstrations of full network solutions," said Dimitra Simeonidou, of the at the University of

This pioneering joint research programme will pave the way for applications that could transform our lives, ranging across transport, health, education and entertainment.

First Published: Tue, February 27 2018. 08:32 IST
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