A small group of innovators spent 2021 in the Arena addressing Agriculture 4.0 issues including a rapidly growing population, the scarcity of natural resources, climate change, and food waste using 5G and Industrial Internet of Things technologies. Let’s start by looking at the problems: With Earth’s population nearing 10 billion by 2050, growers must double […]
The digital twin prototype is created before the physical twin and the digital twin model is used to define a type of entity or process. What is a Prototype? The digital twin prototype is typically comprised of engineering designs, processes, relevant analysis, and a visual representation to create the physical product or process. As you […]
What are digital twins and where did they come from? What are they? A digital twin is a digital representation of a physical object, process, place, person, or system that sits at the intersection of connectivity, data and analytics. At a high level, the digital twin concept is comprised of three parts. The physical space, […]
When I think about the things that held the planet together in 2020, it was digital experiences, delivered over wireless connectivity, that made remote things local. While heroes like doctors, nurses, first responders, teachers, and other essential personnel bore the brunt of the COVID-19 response, billions of people around the world found themselves cut off […]
On April 23, 1910, President Theodore Roosevelt gave one of the most powerful speeches of his life at the Sorbonne in Paris.
A company is a collection of roles filled by people who are assisted by machines, networks, and software to accomplish tasks needed to achieve the goals of the organization. Can these roles be represented by Digital Twins and can AI Bots carry out their activities? Back in the Summer of 2019, I wrote a provocative […]
For most people, the home smoke detector is the first Internet of Things #IoT sensor/device they’ve ever come in contact with.
Today I thought I’d cause a little controversy by comparing my First Principles (things I know to be true) related to building high performance, scalable systems (software, compute, storage and networking) with current conventional wisdom.
A process is a series of actions, tasks or steps taken in a linear or sometimes a branching, non-linear sequence in order to achieve a desired outcome.
It’s easy to think of #DigitalTwins as representing discrete systems & subsystems, like an industrial #robot that builds a car in a factory. The reality is that physical entities like humans, machines & environmental systems don’t live in a vacuum.
If you’ve ever worked with an #IoT platform, you might have noticed it typically has you define a simple schema or #DigitalTwin Model for an entire person, machine or environmental system.
To create an historical record of what happens to an instance of a #DigitalTwin throughout its entire lifecycle, you represent this with something called a #DigitalThread.
It’s time to create a #DigitalTwin Instance of a physical entity that is derived from a Digital Twin Model.
As part of my series on #DigitalTwins, I’ve discussed the creation of a Digital Twin Model which defines a type, or class of physical entity from which instances of digital twins are derived. Once you’ve added telemetry, virtual, static, or command properties, it’s time to make use of this #metadata with rules.