Digital twin technology: tunnel-digging robots

 

Digging tunnels is one of the most energy-intensive engineering tasks. It traditionally requires huge boring machines that are often overspecified to make sure they can plow through any unexpected obstacles that might block their path, and enormous amounts of concrete are used just to get the tunnel boring machine held in place. A company called hyperTunnel uses digital twin technology to make it far less energy-intensive.

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