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Samsung and Naver collaborate on a first-gen corporate HQ to be run by robots connected to a private 5G-powered cloud

A Naver 1784 robot in action. (Source: Samsung)
A Naver 1784 robot in action. (Source: Samsung)
Samsung and Naver have partnered to present South Korea's first ever private 5G network. It exists to support a cloud that co-ordinates a new fleet of robots at the latter's new HQ. They are intended to move around the place by themselves, serving the company's employees with their meals, mail and coffee throughout the building.

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.

As if to make this achievement even more futuristic, the same cloud also acts as a "shared brain" for Rookie, rather than each indivdual bot having its own SoC.

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.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-06- 2 (Update: 2022-06- 2)