During it, the companies will aim to establish the feasibility of the concept of a layout-free production like with Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs). Manufacturing sites are under increasing pressure to rearrange production lines at short notice because product cycles are becoming shorter, responding to fast-changing consumer demands.
By taking advantage of 5G's high speed, low latency and large capacity, the trial will see AMRs automatically conveying components to the exact sport where they are required based on communication with production line equipment. The trial will also take advantage of 5G for real-time coaching using AI/IoT.
Machine operators will be monitored using cameras with an AI-based system to provide feedback on their performance. Subsequently, this will help improve the training of technicians by detecting and analysing the differences between more skilled and less skilled personnel.