September 10, 2021 | By Bronwen Largier

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre has marked full 5G coverage of its venue with the introduction of a robot that will help maximise safety in the centre – including alerting security to those not wearing a mask and those who have high body temperatures.

The 5G coverage across the venue will allow better streaming of events as well as enabling technology like holograms and augmented reality.

“As an industry leader, HML is committed to using smart technology to offer better service to our customers, and we are delighted to be one of the first organisations in Hong Kong to provide high-speed indoor 5G connectivity,” said Monica Lee-Müller, Managing Director of Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre Management Limited (HML).

“Our new 5G smart robot also helps us flexibly allocate resources and provide event organisers and visitors with safer, more reliable services.”

The new 5G AI robot “Captain C” has a 360-degree 4K high-definition surveillance camera, infrared detection camera, and a sensor system for detecting smoke and fire.

Alongside broadcasting social distancing reminders, the robot can detect and transmit real-time images of non-mask-wears and those with a temperature to security.