University of Twente Student Theses


Designing an interface for a Digital Twin to optimize data transfer and visual cues

Tijssen, S.B. (2021) Designing an interface for a Digital Twin to optimize data transfer and visual cues.

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Abstract:Digital Twinning is the act of representing a physical asset in a virtual way. Due to the rise of Industry 4.0, the emergence of Smart Factories is getting started. These new factories focus on flexibility, adaptability and making products to order. The project researched in this thesis focusses on designing and creating a user and technical interface in order to solve the possibility of information overload that comes with a large number of virtual robots. The link created between a TurtleBot and an interface created in Unity facilitated the transmittance of data from a Ros-based robot to the user interface. The link as such consisted of a TurtleBot connected to a pc with Ubuntu via Roscore. On this pc a connection was established using an MQTT broker to connect to an instance in Unity. Although the interface did not fulfil all the design requirements, it still provided insight in terms of future work and it laid down a foundation that can be used in future research. The creation of the user interface and the technical interface, or the connection, provide an opportunity to establish interfaces in this field.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:02 science and culture in general, 54 computer science
Programme:Creative Technology BSc (50447)
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