Orlando businesses can test robots, sports tech and more at Verizon’s new 5G lab

Verizon executive Elise Neel recently experienced the speed of 5G when she jumped into the path of a robot on wheels.

Neel did this at one of Verizon Communications Inc.’s research and development facilities, where the communications giant was testing robots connected to a 5G network for use in warehousing and distribution. When Neel got in the way of the self-driving robot, it stopped right away, she told Orlando Inno.

“This means it triggers an alarm to say, ‘Whoa, we have an obstacle in our…