The Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona continues to be one of the most prominent events in the world of technology. Although many of the companies that attend the fair no longer reserve their launches for the event, and come with few surprises, some do reserve an ace up their sleeve to capture the attention of the rest of the attendees and show all the advances they have achieved during the year.
This year, 5G has starred in the discussions, presentations and booths of dozens of companies, but both those working with telecommunications and those not, also brought out progress in robotics, artificial intelligence, augmented reality and software.
One of the companies that caught the eye at the event was Unitree, a Chinese company that unveiled two robotic dogs at MWC. These robotic canines are similar to the model presented by Xiaomi last year and showed off their abilities at the event. One in white and one in black, Unitree’s dogs showed off their capabilities and flexibility. When one of their owners kicked one of them, it nimbly flexed to the side to keep its balance. In addition, they also danced for their audience, stood on their hind legs and lifted their front legs and, when thrown from a height of half a meter, landed in style.
Another company that showcased innovations was Huawei, a company that is going all in on 5G and 5.5G. Huawei showcased advances in software with a demonstration of 3D viewing on a cell phone for which it is not necessary to put on the glasses that are usually essential. It is enough for the user to place himself at a suitable distance in front of the device and he will see how the legs of a frog protrude from the terminal.
In addition, the Chinese company also showed its technology capable of simultaneously translating a video call conversation. While one partner speaks, the translation appears as text on the other’s device. However, simultaneous oral translation still has a longer way to go. According to some sources, it still involves several seconds of delay and is not fluent.
On the other hand, Nokia, the company that stopped producing unbreakable phones to work in the telecommunications world, showed at its stand how antennas detect pedestrians as they walk, without the need to carry a device on their person. Unlike GPS, which detects the terminal, not the individual, Nokia’s 6G technology promises to detect everything that happens, from a car that could cause an accident by driving, to an animal that has entered where it should not or a machine that is putting a person at risk, sending a signal to the former to slow down and not harm the latter.