TwinXR: Method for using digital twin descriptions in industrial eXtended reality applications

dc.contributorAalto-yliopistofi
dc.contributorAalto Universityen
dc.contributor.authorTu, Joyce
dc.contributor.authorAutiosalo, Juuso
dc.contributor.authorAla-Laurinaho, Riku
dc.contributor.authorYang, Chao
dc.contributor.authorSalminen, Pauli
dc.contributor.authorTammi, Kari
dc.contributor.departmentMechatronics
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Mechanical Engineering
dc.date.accessioned2023-02-08T07:35:31Z
dc.date.available2023-02-08T07:35:31Z
dc.date.issued2023-01-13
dc.description.abstractDigital twins (DTs) and eXtended Reality (XR) are two core technological enablers for engineering in the Metaverse that can accelerate the human-centric Industry 5.0 transformation. The digital twin technology provides a digital representation of a physical asset with data linkages for inspection, monitoring, and prediction of complex processes or systems, while eXtended reality offers real-and-virtual combined environments for human users to interact with machines. However, the synergies between digital twins and eXtended reality remain understudied. This work addresses this research gap by introducing a novel method “TwinXR” that leverages ontology-based descriptions of Digital twins, i.e., digital twin documents, in industrial eXtended reality applications. To ease the use of the TwinXR method, we publish a Unity package that allows data flow and conversion between eXtended reality applications and digital twin documents on the server. Finally, the work applies the TwinXR method in two industrial eXtended reality applications involving overhead cranes and a robot arm to demonstrate the use and indicate the validity of the method. We conclude that the TwinXR method is a promising way to advance the synergies between digital twins and eXtended reality: For eXtended reality, TwinXR enables efficient and scalable eXtended reality development; For digital twins, TwinXR unlocks and demonstrates the potential of digital twins for data interchange and system interoperation. Future work includes introducing more detailed principles of Semantic Web and Knowledge Graph, as well as developing factory-level TwinXR-compatible applications.en
dc.description.versionPeer revieweden
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dc.identifier.citationTu , J , Autiosalo , J , Ala-Laurinaho , R , Yang , C , Salminen , P & Tammi , K 2023 , ' TwinXR: Method for using digital twin descriptions in industrial eXtended reality applications ' , Frontiers in Virtual Reality , vol. 4 , 1019080 . https://doi.org/10.3389/frvir.2023.1019080en
dc.identifier.doi10.3389/frvir.2023.1019080
dc.identifier.issn2673-4192
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dc.identifier.urihttps://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/119668
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:aalto-202302082018
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherFRONTIERS MEDIA SA
dc.relation.ispartofseriesFrontiers in Virtual Realityen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesVolume 4en
dc.rightsopenAccessen
dc.subject.keywordeXtended reality
dc.subject.keyworddigital twins
dc.subject.keywordmetaverse
dc.subject.keywordontology
dc.subject.keywordmetadata
dc.subject.keywordcyber manufacturing
dc.subject.keywordhuman-machine interaction
dc.titleTwinXR: Method for using digital twin descriptions in industrial eXtended reality applicationsen
dc.typeA1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessäfi
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