07.01.2022

wheel.me™ recently participated in 5G Studio, a collaboration between Verizon and Newlab

The 5G Studio enables leading innovators to leverage Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network and Mobile Edge Compute at Newlab to develop transformative technologies applied to industries such as mobility, energy, and industrial automation.

wheel.me™ was recently selected to participate in the third cohort of the 5G Studio, leveraging Verizon’s Ultra Wideband 5G network and Mobile Edge Compute capabilities, installed at Newlab.

wheel.me™ used 5G and edge computing to develop and test technologies aimed at reimagining manufacturing and warehouses. Chosen from a cross-section of industries and disciplines, the cohort companies’ areas of expertise spanned autonomous and stationary robots, sensors, location technology, machine learning, and AI, and more.

Verizon and Newlab announced the full results from the latest cohort of startups in the 5G Studio in December 2021. First launched in 2020, the 5G Studio supports the development of next-generation applications transforming industries such as mobility, energy, and industrial automation.

5G Application

wheel.me™ leveraged Verizon’s On Site 5G and edge computing technologies to offboard processing of data from their autonomous wheels using edge compute, unlocking new use cases that cannot be supported with other forms of connectivity including: object avoidance, controlling multiple sets simultaneously, teleoperation, and live updating of a single map. During the pilot, the wheels maneuvered across Newlab autonomously, avoiding objects and workers, all while carrying an industrial container. The wheels, guided by a LIDAR sensor, can make any object autonomously mobile and support the shift to smart warehouses.

wheel.me™

is a robotics and IoT company that helps people improve the way they live and work by enabling anything indoors to move effortlessly on smart wheels.

Newlab

Newlab is a community of experts and innovators applying transformative technology to solve the world's biggest challenges. Newlab membership and studios bring together entrepreneurs, engineers, inventors and industry leaders to create sustainable solutions and enterprises. Newlab employs technologies including robotics, AI and material science to transform what matters most—health, environment, media, cities, and infrastructure.

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