Drones, robots and the power of 5G.
On today’s Up To Speed, host Diana Alvear, Verizon Chief Strategy Officer Rima Qureshi and VP of New Business Incubation Elise Neel introduced us to Verizon’s new Robotics Business Technology unit, which expands solutions for businesses using drones and ground robotics.
The new unit, run by Mariah Scott, includes: Skyward, Verizon’s drone management company, incubed IT, a leading developer of software for autonomous mobile robots recently acquired by Verizon, and a team focused on automating command and control of robots on Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network.
“Enterprises in many industries are adopting drones and ground robots to gather data, survey and monitor infrastructure, and automate logistics operations,” said Mariah Scott, Head of Robotics Business Technology. “By integrating these fleets with one operational platform, and leveraging Verizon’s advanced connectivity solutions, businesses can speed up time to insight, increase automation of their operations and deliver greater value.”
Diana shared clips from the recent 2021 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, where Rima outlined business challenges that the new unit is already working to solve, like improving how robots ‘see’ their immediate environment and how they communicate with one another.
Elise believes bringing drones, autonomous robots and the software that runs them into one unit helps us “bridge this world of new exciting frontier technology in hardware, software and networking.”
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