Synthetic prototype environment for industry 4.0 testbeds

R. G.J. Damgrave*, E. Lutters

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This publication presents a synthetic prototype environment to facilitate and stimulate the interaction with industry 4.0 testbed. The proposed solution facilitates a sandboxing approach to support multi-criterion and multi-stakeholder decision making with respect to the configuration challenges in the development of a production environment. The synthetic prototyping environment combines a real tangible scaled version of a (potential) production environment with virtual elements to quickly (re)configure (potential) environments and review the consequences of changes. The solution provides both personalised (AR/VR) and collective visualisations, and (collaborative) interactions with all stages of the digital system reference, enabling an effortless change of perspectives between the digital master, digital prototype and digital twin.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)516-521
Number of pages6
JournalProcedia CIRP
Publication statusPublished - 18 Aug 2020
Event30th CIRP Design Conference, CIRP Design 2020 - Skukuza Rest Camp, Pretoria, South Africa
Duration: 6 May 20208 May 2020
Conference number: 30


  • Digital Twin
  • Industry 4.0
  • Synthetic Environment
  • Testbed


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