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Cognitive digital twins for resilience in production: a conceptual framework

Eirinakis Pavlos, Lounis Stavros, Plitsos Stathis, Arampatzis Georgios, Kalaboukas Kostas, Kenda Klemen, Lu Jinzhi, Rožanec, Jože Martin, Stojanovic Nenad

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Year 2022
Type of Item Peer-Reviewed Journal Publication
Bibliographic Citation P. Eirinakis, S. Lounis, S. Plitsos, G. Arampatzis, K. Kalaboukas, K. Kenda, J. Lu, J. M. Rožanec, and N. Stojanovic, “Cognitive digital twins for resilience in production: a conceptual framework,” Information, vol. 13, no. 1, Jan. 2022, doi: 10.3390/info13010033.
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Digital Twins (DTs) are a core enabler of Industry 4.0 in manufacturing. Cognitive Digital Twins (CDTs), as an evolution, utilize services and tools towards enabling human-like cognitive capabilities in DTs. This paper proposes a conceptual framework for implementing CDTs to support resilience in production, i.e., to enable manufacturing systems to identify and handle anomalies and disruptive events in production processes and to support decisions to alleviate their consequences. Through analyzing five real-life production cases in different industries, similarities and differences in their corresponding needs are identified. Moreover, a connection between resilience and cognition is established. Further, a conceptual architecture is proposed that maps the tools materializing cognition within the DT core together with a cognitive process that enables resilience in production by utilizing CDTs.

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