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DIGITAL TWINS

  • Magazine Article
  • 20AERP06_04
Published June 01, 2020 by SAE International in United States
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How The Digital Replica Concept Is Used By Robotic Systems

AV&R's robotic systems are designed to automate surface finishing (profiling, polishing, blending, deburring) on critical parts of aircraft engines, such as blades. These systems operate using dedicated software called BrainWave which orchestrates the interactions between all of the robotic system's components. For several years, AV&R has been developing Brain-Wave software to facilitate the use of the robotic system by its operators. One of the features developed is visualization of the system following the concept of digital twins.

What is the concept of digital twins? How does this innovative concept apply in the case of robotic systems for complex industries such as aeronautics? What are its concrete uses? And how do digital twins improve the use and performance of robotic systems?