Fei Tao is currently a Professor at the School of Automation Science and Electrical Engineering, Beihang University (BUAA), Beijing, China. His current research interests are digital twin driven product design/manufacturing and service, and smart manufacturing service. In these fields, he has authored 4 monographs as the first author and published over 70 papers in Nature, CIRP Annals and IEEE/ASME Transactions, of which 25 have ESI high cited papers, and his publication has over 15000 citations in Google Scholar. Prof. Tao is a Global Highly Cited Researcher in 2019 and 2020. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Service and Computing-Oriented Manufacturing (IJSCOM), the Associate Editor of Robotic and Computer Integrated Manufacturing (RCIM). He is also a CIRP Associate Member and IEEE Senior Member.
Digital Twin in Industry
The global academic research of digital twin (DT) is first investigated, and a comparative analysis of digital twin research in USA, Germany, and China are then given out. Ten industry applications of digital twin are then introduced, especially the application of digital twin shop-floor. In order to better understand and use digital twin, some hot topics related to digital twin will be discussed, such as the concept of the digital twin, the applicable guideline of the digital twin, standards of the digital twin, and so on.