Video teleoperation of an electric forklift truck via 5G

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Lehrte, 05.04.2023 - At the Hannover Messe 2023, Götting KG will be exhibiting a teleoperation control station in Hall 14 (H06/49). Visitors can use the control stand to remotely operate a forklift truck located in an open-air area in front of Hall 14. Data transmission to and from the vehicle, including video data, is via the 5G network of Deutsche Messe AG.

On the one hand, the technology of Götting KG allows the use of a tablet on which, in addition to the video image from the forklift truck, all relevant information on speed, battery charge status or lifting height of the fork is displayed. Digital joysticks and interactive buttons are available for remote control of the forklift. This application can be seen in the following YouTube video created by Deutsche Messe AG. The video demonstrates how a driver unloads his truck himself via a tablet without sitting in the forklift.



On site at the Hannover Messe, an alternative option will be shown, in which the teleoperation control station consists of several screens. Here, the forklift truck is remote-controlled via a steering wheel, pedals and joysticks like those used by computer gamers. They provide the "driver" with the input devices that he would also find in the forklift truck.

Photo of the video teleoperation station with an operator and the camera streams on several screens
Photo of the video teleoperation control station

On the open-air area, a pallet is available, which visitors can pick up and transport with the forklift truck via the control station. The additional screens (compared to a tablet) allow several camera images to be displayed simultaneously, which gives inexperienced operators in particular a better overview and enables more precise handling of the goods being transported.

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Götting Quick Guide Last updated: 04/2023

Götting KG founded in 1965, ist an innovative company placed in Lehrte near Hannover (DE) and works worldwide.The company develops and produces wireless data communication systems and sensors for automatic track guidance of so-called automated guided vehicles (AGV). As far as we are informed Götting KG has the largest product range of different components for trackguiding AGV.

Further main topics are traffic technology, RF measuring, wireless data communication in general as well as customized developments for car manufactureres, electronic- and radio broadcasting industry. Currently our company employs 90 professionals of which about 30 are experienced masters in engineering and are responsible for research and development.

The core competency of FOX – a special department of Götting KG – is focused on the automation of serial vehicles, especially for the outdoor area (trucks, pay loaders, fork lifts etc.).