Rockwell, NVIDIA to Bring Alliance to New High

Rockwell Automation have announced further collaborations with NVIDIA to supercharge the development of safer and smarter industrial AI mobile robots.

Earlier this year, Rockwell announced its ongoing work with NVIDIA to increase the scale and scope of AI in manufacturing. For that reason, the collaboration is now expanding to involve robotics. Thus, helping drive the use of AI in autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) to improve performance and efficiency.

Generative AI to Play Key Role

Rockwell brings AMRs and production automation applications to industrial customers who are looking for increased efficiencies in their factories. This will help unlock unrealized potential in this space via the integration of the NVIDIA Isaac robotics platform.

Ryan Gariepy, CTO, OTTO Motors by Rockwell Automation, said, “Rockwell’s industrial AI expertise, combined with NVIDIA AI and robotics technologies, is going to help drive an exciting new generation of autonomous mobile robots.”

Rockwell also continues its work to integrate NVIDIA Omniverse Cloud application programming interfaces (APIs) with its Emulate3D software, bringing users data interoperability, live collaboration, and photo-realistic graphics rendering. Specifically, these are for designing, building, and operating industrial-scale digital twins of production systems.

According to the recently released “State of Smart Manufacturing Report,” AI ranks as the top feature manufacturers believe will drive the biggest business outcomes. In fact, 83 percent of manufacturers expect to use generative AI in their operations in 2024. As part of this collaboration, the Rockwell Automation PartnerNetwork™ now includes NVIDIA, giving Rockwell customers more applications to help make their operations more resilient, agile, and sustainable.

Promotes Large-Scale Digital Twins

Rockwell will further integrate NVIDIA Omniverse Cloud application programming interfaces (APIs) with Emulate3D by Rockwell Automation. For that reason, bringing users data interoperability, live collaboration, and physically based visualization for designing, building, and operating industrial-scale digital twins of production systems.

“The demand for the accelerated computing needed to create, simulate, and operate large-scale digital twins is rising,” said Rev Lebaredian, vice president, Omniverse and Simulation Technology, NVIDIA.

In addition, Lebaredian said, “Rockwell will integrate NVIDIA Omniverse Cloud APIs with its Emulate3D digital twin application to help make factory analysis, including operations and simulation, easier and more predictive than ever.”

06 June 2024