From the Orange stand at the MWC in Barcelona, a submerged vehicle was piloted in the largest aquarium in the Oceanogràfic in Valencia, thanks to the 5G.
On the Orange stand of the Mobile World Congress, with Ender Ocean, we shared a spectacular use case of 5G technology.
From La Fira (Barcelona), in collaboration with Orange, Huawei, the Oceanogràfic of Valencia and the Polytechnic University of Valencia, we showed an experience adapted to the covid-19 restrictions: only the movement of the hands allowed to control a ROV (Remote Operated Vehicle) 400 km away.
It is a submarine ROV located in the Oceanogràfic of Valencia, inside the aquarium “Océanos”, the largest of the center, with more than 7 million liters of water and inhabited by more than a hundred sharks and rays.
At the same time, the public was able to enjoy an immersive underwater tour by viewing, on the large screens of the booth, the subjective images taken by the ROV HD camera and another additional panoramic camera immersed in the aquarium.
5G technology makes this experience possible thanks to its super high throughput, which transmits the motion control controls in real time, while receiving the images captured by the two cameras in Valencia with total clarity. The ultra-low latency offered by 5G technology is also essential to this experience, which allows an immediate response to gestures made at kilometers.
It was an incredible experience, which made us grow and ask ourselves new questions about improving the piloting of our underwater robots. The Ender Ocean adventure continues!