This 5G humanoid assistant robot could complete dangerous tasks for us in the future — here's how it works

  • The robot mimics human movement.
  • It receives signals from sensors on a human operator.
  • The signals are transferred using 5G.
  • Creators hope the robot will be used to assist humans doing dangerous work.


Japanese companies NS Solutions and NTT Docomo showcased their 5G humanoid assistant robot at Mobile World Congress 2018.

The robot mimics the moment of a human operator via a 5G network carrying signals from sensors all over the operator's body.

The creators hope that the robot could be used to carry out work that is too dangerous for humans.

Produced by Leon Siciliano. Filmed by David Ibekwe

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