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J. Yang, X. X. Wang, and Y. D. Zhao, "Parallel Manufacturing for Industrial Metaverses: A New Paradigm in Smart Manufacturing, " IEEE/CAA J. Autom. Sinica, vol. 9, no. 12, pp.2063-2070, Dec. 2022. doi: 10.1109/JAS.2022.106097
Citation: J. Yang, X. X. Wang, and Y. D. Zhao, "Parallel Manufacturing for Industrial Metaverses: A New Paradigm in Smart Manufacturing, " IEEE/CAA J. Autom. Sinica, vol. 9, no. 12, pp.2063-2070, Dec. 2022. doi: 10.1109/JAS.2022.106097

Parallel Manufacturing for Industrial Metaverses: A New Paradigm in Smart Manufacturing

doi: 10.1109/JAS.2022.106097
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  • To tackle the complexity of human and social factors in manufacturing systems, parallel manufacturing for industrial metaverses is proposed as a new paradigm in smart manufacturing for effective and efficient operations of those systems, where Cyber-Physical-Social Systems (CPSSs) and the Internet of Minds (IoM) are regarded as its infrastructures and the "Artificial systems", "Computational experiments" and "Parallel execution" (ACP) method is its methodological foundation for parallel evolution, closed-loop feedback, and collaborative optimization. In parallel manufacturing, social demands are analyzed and extracted from social intelligence for product R & D and production planning, and digital workers and robotic workers perform the majority of the physical and mental work instead of human workers, contributing to the realization of low-cost, high-efficiency and zero-inventory manufacturing. A variety of advanced technologies such as Knowledge Automation (KA), blockchain, crowdsourcing and Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) provide powerful support for the construction of parallel manufacturing, which holds the promise of breaking the constraints of resource and capacity, and the limitations of time and space. Finally, the effectiveness of parallel manufacturing is verified by taking the workflow of customized shoes as a case, especially the unmanned production line named FlexVega.


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