LG Electronics and SK Telecom have partnered up to create robots that use 5G wireless networks, the companies announced.
As part of the partnership, the South Korean companies will develop autonomous robots that use a 5G Mobile Edge Computing-based cloud platform.
The plan is to design a robot that can draw maps, perform security tasks, and provide guidance, the companies said.
The robots will also be able to move autonomously, all the while having the capacity to film high resolution videos and send the reels to data centres due to its use of 5G's high data transfer speed and low latency.
The two companies also announced plans to launch a service where robots can patrol places, such as a parking lot at night, to film and detect intruders.
Last year, the South Korean electronics maker formed a new robotics division, in addition to an autonomous vehicles division that is currently under the direct supervision of the CEO.
South Korea commercialised its 5G networks in April and local telcos are aiming to provide 5G coverage to over 90% of the country by the end of the year.
SK Telecom, Samsung Electronics, and Cisco will collaborate to develop and launch 5G-based smart office services.
SK Telecom and Seoul metropolitan government will install 5G-enabled ADAS on 1,700 buses and taxis to develop a real-time HD map in preparation for autonomous vehicles.
SK Telecom and the Korea Military Academy will develop 5G-based training programs for soldiers, such as VR shooting simulations akin to those seen in the movie Ready Player One.
SK Telecom has signed a series of MOUs to partner on smart cities, smart hospitals, smart offices, and self-driving infrastructure backed by its 5G mobile network in Korea.