Human-Robot Interaction via a Virtual Twin and OPC UA

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Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1210)


The idea of a digital factory is closely combined with the concept of virtual or digital twins. The development and implementation of virtual twins is facilitated by the so-called game engines which offer huge possibilities in the virtual space. These game engines provide programming interfaces to several development environments. This paper describes early steps of the development of a virtual twin for a 6-axle industrial robot including a user interface. This user interface was evaluated. The results of the evaluation are the basis for a bold redesign, which is described in this paper shortly.


Virtual twin Virtual engineering Virtual reality Human-robot interaction Robotics IIoT 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department Mechanics and ElectronicsHeilbronn University of Applied SciencesHeilbronnGermany

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