EAI banner

Special Session: ORCA, From Demonstrations to Deployment

General introduction to demos: the ORCA wireless-controlled factory
Sofie Pollin, Professor, KU Leuven-ESAT

Demo 1 – 26 GHz mm-Wave communication for video streaming
Roberto Bomfin, TU Dresden

A camera is installed on a mobile robot for live inspection of the factory, it leverages on mmWave uplink with moderate throughput, a low-latency and reliable transmission at the downlink for the beam control, providing the capability of dynamic control on the physical layer (PHY).

Demo 2 – Low latency context-aware IoT control
imec-IDLab-UGent & KU Leuven-ESAT
presented by Seyed Al Hassani, Research assistant, KU Leuven-ESAT

Robots on the assembly line are simultaneously controlled via an SDR based multi-channel IoT gateway offering user-controlled service on each channel, while a Doppler radar senses the environment (e.g., speed of moving parts in nearby machines) to provide context-awareness.

Demo 3 – Distributed End-to-end Network Slicing and Orchestration

imec-IDLab-UGent & Trinity College Dublin
presented by Joao Santos, PhD researcher, Trinity College Dublin

Industrial applications with diverging service requirements can coexist on top of a shared infrastructure, leveraging end-to-end network slicing, enabled through a distributed orchestration of resources across multiple network segments.

Demo 4 – AGV navigation based on multiple radio access technologies(RAT)
Clemens Felber, NI, Dresden, Germany

AGVs in the ORCA warehouse rely on multi-RAT and control in the cloud to transfer parts between the assembly and the storage. The usage of multiple RATs provides high reliability, and reduced latency links for remote control.

EAI Institutional Members