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Intelligent Twin

I, recently, attended a webinar on the future of airports with several players, and industries, discussing how next generation technologies could re-imaging global airports (at the time I am writing this post the recording of the webinar is still available and it makes for an interesting listening). I was intrigued …

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DT evolution in Manufacturing – XVI

 The widespread adoption in the manufacturing industry has fostered adoption in other segments as shown in the graphic. Healthcare has been adopting DTs soon after manufacturing thanks, mostly to GE that had adopted DT technology in its turbine manufacturing and has a Health Division. More recently GE created a GE …

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DT evolution in Manufacturing – XIV

 The evolution of Digital Twin is happening onto 4 main directions: Extension through the product life cycle Extension in depth Extension over the value chain Extension into the business area Some industries have been using digital twins in the manufacturing phase, some in the design, others are using then to …

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DT evolution in Manufacturing – XIII

Healthcare is an industry with a complex infrastructure and plenty of equipment. Think about hospitals, medicine design and production, care centres … It is also an area that is very sensitive in terms of privacy and crucial for the well being of the single individual and of society. Last but …

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DT evolution in Manufacturing – XII

The automotive sector has adopted Digital Twins technology in the manufacturing to mirror robots in the assembly line. In the last few years it has started to create and use digital twins of the product, vehicles produced. More and more automotive companies are nowadays equipping cars (and trucks) with IoT …

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DT evolution in Manufacturing – XI

General Electric, as already mentioned, has been working for several years applying DTs to the energy production, specifically using them to monitor and control wind turbines. Wind farms are costly and complex systems where efficiency can be increased by fine tweaking of the blades angle and this in turns alters …

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DT evolution in Manufacturing – VIII

 The interest on Cognitive Digital Twins -CDT- is growing and companies are starting to look at that as a tool to effectively manage knowledge assets. As Digital Transformation -DX- is making knowledge a crucial component of business (DX shifts atoms into data but data as such are a commodity with …

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DT evolution in Manufacturing – VII

As mentioned the concept of Cognitive Digital Twin, first defined in the context of smart robots by IBM as a way to represent the knowledge of the robot, an ensemble of robots on the shop floor, has been applied to the representation of the knowledge of a person, becoming a …

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DT evolution in Manufacturing – VI

As should be clear from the previous discussion Digital Twins are a powerful and flexible way to represent salient characteristics of a physical entity and they have been evolving fast extending their reach to represents an ever larger variety of physical entities. One might wonder if they would also be …

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DT evolution in Manufacturing – IV

The evolution of Digital Twins, as schematically represented in figure above, can be “read” from different perspectives, like the evolution of: the degree of representation of the physical entity the interaction level among the physical entity and the DT the relevance of the DT in the operation of the physical …

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