5G And Robot Dogs At Sherwood Forest!

Eight Newark youngsters enjoyed an exclusive preview of a new Robin Hood experience, part of a world-first, county council-led research project.
 |  Katie Hogg  |  Made News

It’s all thanks to Sam Davies, 11, who won a recent competition for him and classmates to trial and give their feedback on a new Robin Hood interactive holographic movie experience, part of unique research to test how 5G technology can boost tourism and the environment in a forest setting.

Nottinghamshire County Council is leading the 5G Connected Forest research, working with leading academic researchers and local businesses, which has been nominated for two national awards*.

The experience – known as ‘An Arrow Through Time’ – is being trialled to gather feedback on the visitor experience, with the aim for it to be made commercially available. It is one of, if not the world’s first ever interactive holographic movies using multi-media headsets.

The production has been put together by project partner Gooii Ltd and features an exciting cast of actors, including Black Mirror's Dominic Le Moignan as Robin, using a script co-written by BAFTA award-winning CBBC writer and producer Nick Hutchings.

Earlier this year, Sam, from King’s Church of England Primary Academy, won a Nottinghamshire County Council-led competition to name a pioneering robot dog. Sam named the robot ‘Gizmo’, who he met for first time and also had a go at controlling the robot-shaped dog, via remote control.

Gizmo is trialling how footage gathered from areas, which are usually inaccessible, can help monitor and assess the health and condition of forests, designed by experts from Birmingham City University, as part of the wider 5G Connected Forest project.

For full details visit: 5gconnectedforest.org.uk 

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