AUTO DIGITAL TWIN. A new R+D+i project for the implementation of the digital twin in the industry
AUTO DIGITAL TWIN. Un nuevo proyecto de I+D+i para la implementación del gemelo digital en la industria.
At Deuser we work every day to be at the forefront and learn about the latest technologies for the industry. Our goal with these type of projects: to help companies use everything the market offers in innovation and technology.
This project is possible thanks to funding from the Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Tourism of the Government of Spain, AEI Cluster, Next Generation Program of the European Union, and Recovery, Transformation, and Resilience Plan.
Deuser is one of the key entities for this research to Create a tool that drives the implementation of digital twins in the industry. The main objetive of this project is the generation of 3D models and massive automatic labeling for the creation of digital twins, «AUTO DIGITAL TWINS».
It aims to provide Spanish SMEs in the industrial sector with a tool to automate the data collection process, allowing them to accelerate the digitalization and modernization of their infrastructures towards the new paradigm of Industry 4.0. In other words, we’re working to make companies more productive and optimize the need for physical models.
To achieve the objective, the project is developed in three phases:
- Point Cloud to 3D automation. The Spot robot will be used with the Leica sensor to scan an industrial facility, and a point cloud will be obtained. Artificial intelligence algorithms will be implemented on point clouds to recognize complex objects, and once identified, a 3D model will be accepted.
- Synthetic data generator. Given the lack of data to recognize objects, a synthetic generator capable of creating massively labeled virtual scenarios will be developed, and artificial intelligence models will be trained with them.
- Advanced capabilities. In this phase, the aim is for the system to be able to recognize the materials of objects (PVC, aluminum, steel, iron, and rubber) from texture detection, as well as their behavior (for example, the direction and speed of movement of a conveyor belt roller).
In conclusion, the project responds to a change of working method in the way of generating 3D data to create digital twins, and seeks to provide Spanish SMEs in the industrial sector with a tool that allows automating the process of data collection allowing to accelerate the digitization and modernization of their infrastructures towards the new paradigm of Industry 4.0.
Project file code / Referencia
Type of project
Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Tourism of the Government of Spain, AEI Cluster, Next Generation Program of the European Union, and Recovery, Transformation, and Resilience Plan.
Iniciativa financiada por el Ministerio de Industria, Comercio y Turismo dentro del programa de apoyo a las AEI para contribuir a la mejora de la competitividad de la industria española, y con el apoyo de la Unión Europea a través del Plan de Recuperación, Transformación y Resiliencia
Deuser, OnTech Innovation, Plain Concepts and TycheTools
Date of execution
August 2022 – April 2025
Now in Deuser Innovation Hub