inIT employees Maxim Friesen and Arne Neumann, together with their research partners, showed the first results from the "5G4Industry" project using concrete practical examples on the production floor of the SmartFactoryOWL. Software tools developed in the project for short-term, reactive management and long-term, proactive planning of 5G campus networks and other digitisation resources were shown. The participants experienced and questioned the practical benefits of 5G communication in two concrete use cases. One involved the maintenance of a high-bay warehouse using Augmented Reality, the other the control of mobile robots on factory floors.
Fraunhofer IOSB-INA also presented research approaches for other fields of application of 5G technology, which it is pursuing with regional partners in joint projects. These include the 5G-based improvement of the service offer and ride comfort for the so-called MONOCABs, an innovative single-rail taxi as a public transport service on disused, single-track railway lines, as well as the integration of 5G networks and the associated process changes in craft and commercial training.