Samsung and Naver collaborate on a first-gen corporate HQ to be run by robots connected to a private 5G-powered cloud
Samsung has counted the ability to provide and deploy a private 5G network among the services it offers this market for quite some time. Now, it has announced that it is ready to unveil an inaugural example of them at the new Naver 1784 building (also often simply known as '1784') near Seoul in South Korea.
Naver is a company with interests in many fields, tech, healthcare and being a Google rival for search services included, although it might be best known for its soclal media arm. It has announced that 1784, a "second HQ" it has had in the works for some time, is a sort of prototype for the fully automated, "robot-friendly" facility it envisages for its corporate environment in the future.
To this end, it has taken up Samsung's first-gen source of in-house mobile data in order to co-ordinate and control its robot system, Rookie. It is made up of multiple individual automatons, in fact, whose movements and actions around 1784 are directed by the 5G-powered cloud.
Currently, the hive-mind robot consists of 40 units, all programmed to carry out tasks such as deliveries, coffee runs and lunch-fetching for the members of Naver's human team that work on 3 of 1784's 36 floors. The company plans to expand their population into the hundreds to cover the whole building by the end of 2022.