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5G hair: London barber demonstrates remote hairdressing robot

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“Lucifer” actor Tom Ellis has been shaved by a robotic arm, controlled by a barber 250 miles away, in a new test of the 5G network of British network operator EE. The demonstration sees a London-based barber use motion capture to remotely shave the actor – who is on Snowdon in Wales – with the barber’s movements tracked and sent over EE’s public 5G network to be mimicked by the robot shaver. The test will be the subject of a new advertising campaign by the mobile network. 5G technology, which began rolling out in the UK and other countries in 2019, is capable of handling more data at once comp…

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