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How Will 5G Change Robotics and the IIoT?

May 16, 2018 / Megan Ray Nichols

While some consumers are finally warming up to 4G connectivity, the most tech-savvy mobile users are already looking forward to the next upgrade: 5G. It's still a few years away, with most regions advertising a rollout date of sometime in 2020, but this hasn't stopped the professionals from imagining its potential in next-gen applications like the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and advanced robotics. There's no denying the rise of advanced robotics, both in the workplace and around the home. From completing menial and outright dangerous tasks to monitoring environmental conditions or the health status of patients, robots are already affecting many different demographics.