Possibilities with Digital Models, Digital Shadows and Digital Twins for Cyber-Physical Systems
Peter Gorm Larsen
Abstract: At the Aarhus University Centre for Digital Twins we are currently involved in 13 research projects which are externally funded from many different agencies including Horizon 2020, Innovation Foundation Denmark, the Independent Research Fund Denmark and public authorities. The full budget for partners in total is more than 100M€ and the AU budget is more than 10M€. This goes all the way from basic research over applied research to innovation together with different companies from all over Europe (more than 120 companies in total). The presentation will provide an overview of how digital twins can be used in many different application domains (including agriculture, civil engineering and manufacturing). This presentation will also illustrate the limitations and possibilities with digital twins at different levels of ambition.
Speaker bio: Peter Gorm Larsen is both deputy head of section and professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Aarhus University, where he also leads the Cyber-Physical Systems research group as well as the Centre for Digitalisation, Big Data, and Data Analytics (DIGIT) and the AU Centre for Digital Twins. He worked 17 years in industry on critical systems all over the world, before returning to academia in 2005.