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Front cover recognition for Newark boy who named Sherwood Forest's 5G robot dog

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A schoolboy competition winner has featured on the front page of a national magazine.

Sam Davies, from King’s Church of England Primary Academy, Newark, rose to fame after winning a Nottinghamshire County Council-led competition, writes Gianluca Spataro.

The competition was for naming the new 5G pioneering robot dog, based at Sherwood Forest.

COMPETITION winner Sam and robot dog Gizmo. (55513848)
COMPETITION winner Sam and robot dog Gizmo. (55513848)

Gizmo was the name Sam chose because it sounded like a futuristic name for a robot dog.

Now Sam and Gizmo feature together on the front-page of Mobile Magazine’s May edition.

Mobile Magazine showcases products and services as well as sharing achievements to help enhance reputations in industry.

Eleven-year-old Sam got to experience exactly what Gizmo was created for at Sherwood Forest.

Gizmo will be the heart of the 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.

Experts at Birmingham City University designed the robot to trail how footage gathered from areas, which are usually inaccessible, can help monitor and assess the health and condition of forests.

The experience will be called An Arrow Through Time.

Sam shared his view about the experience when he was announced the contest winner. “The holographic experience was really cool and very futuristic,” he said.

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