M1 and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to embark on a joint research partnership around remote operation of tactile robots using 5G technology, further supporting Singapore’s Smart Nation transformation journey. The MOU was signed at SUTD’s annual Fostering Industrial Research Success Together (FIRST) Industry Workshop, where stakeholders from industry, academia and the Government convened to foster collaborative research and deepen industry-academia ties.
This partnership between M1 and SUTD will see a deep dive into the development of 5G technologies for advanced robotics systems. Through their collective expertise, M1 and SUTD will accelerate innovation in the development of 5G robotics.
Harnessing the Power of 5G
M1 will provide and deploy the supporting 5G network, building M1’s technical competency in 5G system deployment and explore potential use cases of 5G. An indoor network testbed of 5G small cells will be set up in SUTD for researchers and students to test out and gain a deeper understanding of the potential of 5G technologies. Key areas of focus and application will include tactile security, delivery and mascot robots, real-time remote sensing, real-time remote operation of robots and e-scooters, as well as Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) content delivery with 360o video streaming. The aim of testbed is to translate innovative research into practical solutions for government and enterprises, as well as to cultivate a talent pipeline to drive Singapore’s Smart Nation goals.