Development of Digital Twins for smart manufacturing and industrial applications to offer engineers digital items for the design of complex intelligent behaviours and the performance enhancement of adaptive manufacturing systems. Study and development of Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) virtual prototyping of complex mechatronic systems or automatic machines to enable validation and optimization of high performance machinery during the engineering design stage. Adoption of Software-in-the-Loop (SIL) approaches that allow increasing the level of automation and optimizing the system design and the installation practice. Simulation-Based-Training to offer secure virtual environments for human operators training.
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Lattanzi, L., Raffaeli, R., Peruzzini, M., Pellicciari, M. (2021) Digital twin for smart manufacturing: a review of concepts towards a practical industrial implementation, International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Vol. 34(6), pp. 567-597.