Sep 25, 2022

T-Mobile Uses 5G-Enabled Robot Arm to Draw World’s-First Remote Tattoo

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In a collaboration between a telecommunications company, a roboticist, a tattoo artist, and a very brave tattoo recipient, a team sponsored by T-Mobile Netherlands successfully conducted the world’s first remote tattooing using a 5G-enabled robotic arm.

As part of a marketing initiative to demonstrate the low latency of 5G, T-Mobile engaged British technologist Noel Drew to build and program the robotic arm to mirror, in real-time, the needlework performed by Dutch tattoo artist Wes Thomas on a mannequin arm.

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