Remote robot operation thanks to 5G technology

Under the leadership of Dr. Liu Rong, doctors in China have successfully completed the world’s first remote operation using 5G technology. The technique was tested in Fujian Province on a pig and used state-of-the-art technology.

Doctor Liu Rong was able to remotely control robot arms via a 5G connection in a hospital 50 kilometers away for removing the liver of a pig in less than ten minutes. Thanks to the 5G technology, the doctor could see a clear real-time picture of the operation and at the same time communicate with his assistants.