Qualcomm vauhdittaa maatalouden digitalisoitumista – 5G tehostaa maatalousrobotteja

24.3.2021 – Qualcomm Technologies vauhdittaa maatilojen digitalisoitumista Qualcomm Snapdragon -teknologian avulla. Yhtiö toimittaa 5G-teknologiaa Englannin kanaalin rannikolla sijaitsevan Dorsetin alueella meneillään olevaan 5G RuralDorset -projektiin, joka toimii agritech-koelaboratoriona.

Qualcomm toimittaa projektin käyttöön 5G mmWave -laitteita ja testaa niiden tehokkuuden 5G-yhteyksiä ja robotteja hyödyntävässä maanviljelyssä. 5G mmWave -teknologian tarjoaman lisäkapasiteetin ansiosta robotit voivat lähettää reaaliajassa valtavan tietomäärän keskusjärjestelmän prosessoitavaksi.

Snapdragon-teknologian arkkitehtuuri tarjoaa useita teknisiä etuja. Prosessoinnin keskittäminen mahdollistaa sen, että robotit oppivat toisiltaan, sillä ne voivat hyödyntää ns. kollektiivista tajuntaa. Robotit osaavat kommunikoida keskenään ja työskennellä saman asian parissa yhtä aikaa, mikä lisää tuotantoa sopivan sääikkunan aikana. Lisäksi se vähentää yksittäiseltä robotilta vaadittavaa laskentatehoa, mikä vähentää yksikkökohtaisia kustannuksia ja pidentää niiden akkujen käyttöaikaa.

”Kokeilumme tavoitteena on tuottaa maailman ensimmäinen 5G-yhteensopiva maatalousrobotti. Qualcommin teknologian hyödyntäminen antaa tavoitteellemme valtavan buustin”, sanoo 5G RuralDorsetin johtaja Dave Happy.

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 Digital Minister announces new Qualcomm and 5G RuralDorset relationship

23rd March 2021

Minister for Digital Infrastructure, Matt Warman today announced a new relationship with wireless technology company Qualcomm Technologies Inc., working with the DCMS 5G Test-beds and Trials Programme:

“Qualcomm is at the cutting-edge of wireless communications and we are delighted to be working with its technology experts as part of our efforts to seize the full potential of 5G to help the country build back better.

”Alongside the 5G RuralDorset project and backed by our £200 million trials scheme, we will explore innovative uses for 5G millimeter wave spectrum to revolutionise the agricultural sector.”

5G RuralDorset will be working alongside the wireless technology innovator as part of its agritech trials. Qualcomm Technologies Inc, will be supplying high frequency, 5G millimetre wave modules to the project in order to test their efficacy in 5G connected robotic farming.

Dave Happy, Security, Spectrum and Collaboration Lead for 5G RuralDorset, said: “Qualcomm Technologies Inc., is the world’s leading wireless technology innovator. We are delighted to be working with the company to assess the capabilities of its latest Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Platforms and 5G Modem-RF Systems during our R&D testbed in rural Dorset. “

The increased capacity offered by high frequency 5G millimetre wave will allow the robots to upload the huge amount of data they will be gathering in real time. The architecture offered by the Snapdragon processor has various technical advantages. Centralised processing will allow a fleet of robots to learn from each other by taking advantage of the complete dataset, rather than operating in isolation. Multiple robots will be able to communicate and work in parallel which saves time and takes advantage of good weather windows. It also reduces the processing capabilities required by an individual robot thereby reducing the cost of each unit and increasing its battery life.

Happy continued; “Our state of the art trials aim to produce the world’s first 5G-ready agri robot and having bleeding edge technologies under the hood is a massive boost.”

Wassim Chourbaji, SVP, Government Affairs, Qualcomm Communications S.A.R.L., commented: “5G mmWave not only brings next-level mobile experiences to users, it can also deliver high-capacity wireless broadband access to urban, suburban, and rural settings. 5GRuralDorset will demonstrate how 5G mmWave can bring smart agriculture capabilities to remote farms.

The widespread use of 5G mmWave technology in the UK would mark a significant step towards bridging the current digital divide. It is an endorsement of mmWave’s potential that alongside trials like this one in Dorset, we are already seeing strong commercial momentum for mmWave with a number of rollouts already taking place across Europe.”

The forward thinking, innovative use cases that make up the Future of Food research area present Qualcomm Technologies with access to a wide-scale real-world agriculture test bed.

For further information please contact:

Richard Tinkler, Senior Marketing Director Qualcomm
rtinkler@qti.qualcomm.com – 07720 060619

James Pryce, 5G RuralDorset Communications Officer
james.pryce@dorsetcc.gov.uk – 01305 225064

About Qualcomm

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About 5G RuralDorset

5G RuralDorset is a ground-breaking project aimed at understanding how next generation connectivity can help people live better, safer and more prosperous lives in rural communities, even in environments as sensitive as Dorset’s UNESCO heritage coastline.  We aim to show how 5G can make Dorset a better place to live, work and visit.

The research and development project will contribute to the understanding of how 5G can be used to address some specific challenges – public safety, economic growth, food production, and environment – as well as create new opportunities in Dorset and rural communities across the UK.

5G RuralDorset is a consortium led by Dorset Council and includes local, national and international partners. The project is part-funded by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport and is part of its 5G Rural Testbed & Trials programme.

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