Digital Twin: Enabling Technology, Challenges and Open Research

10/29/2019 ∙ by Aidan Fuller, et al. ∙ 0

Digital Twin technology is an emerging concept that has recently become the centre of attention for industry and in more recent year's academia. The advancements in industry 4.0 concepts have facilitated its growth, particularly in the manufacturing industry. The Digital Twin is defined extensively but is described as the effortless integration of data between a physical and virtual machine in either direction. The challenges, applications, and enabling technologies for Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things and Digital Twins are presented. A review of publications relating to Digital Twins is performed, producing a categorical review of recent papers. The review has categorised them by research area; Manufacturing, Healthcare and Smart cities. Discussing a range of papers that reflect these areas and the current state of research. The paper outlines the open research opportunities and challenges.



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