Siemens and NVIDIA have expanded their partnership to enable the industrial metaverse and increase use of AI-driven digital twin technology. Consequently, this will help bring industrial automation to a new level.
Beginning with the collaboration, the companies plan to connect Siemens Xcelerator, the open digital business platform, and the 3D design platform NVIDIA Omniverse. Hence, this will enable an industrial metaverse with physics-based digital models from Siemens and real-time AI from NVIDIA. Moreover, the companies make decisions faster and with increased confidence.
To illustrate, the addition of Omniverse to the open Siemens Xcelerator partner ecosystem will accelerate the use of digital twins. Particularly, it can deliver productivity and process improvements across the production and product lifecycles. Companies of all sizes will be able to employ digital twins with real-time performance data and create innovative industrial IoT solutions. In addition, they can also leverage actionable insights from analytics at the edge or in the cloud. Finally, they can also tackle the engineering challenges of tomorrow by making visually rich, immersive simulations more accessible.
Roland Busch, President and Chief Executive Officer, Siemens AG said photorealistic, physics-based digital twins embedded in the industrial metaverse offer enormous potential to transform economies and industries. This is possible by providing a virtual world where people can interact and collaborate to solve real-world problems. In addition, Busch said through this partnership, Siemens and NVIDIA will make the industrial metaverse a reality for companies of all sizes.
“For over a decade, our digital twin technology has been helping customers across all industries to boost their productivity. Today, (our technology can) offer the industry’s most comprehensive digital twin.”
When Siemens Xcelerator connects to Omniverse, Busch said the two companies can enable a real-time, immersive metaverse that connects hardware and software. From the edge to the cloud with rich data from Siemens’ software and solutions.
Meanwhile, Jensen Huang, founder and CEO at NVIDIA, said “Siemens and NVIDIA share a common vision that the industrial metaverse will drive digital transformation. This is just the first step in our joint effort to make this vision real for our customers and all parts of the global manufacturing industry.”
Huang added, “The connection to Siemens Xcelerator will open NVIDIA’s Omniverse and AI ecosystem to a whole new world of industrial automation built using Siemens’ mechanical, electrical, software, IoT and edge solutions.”
Hence, the partnership brings together complementary technologies and ecosystems to realize the industrial metaverse. Siemens’ position lies at the intersections of the real and digital world, information technology, and operational technology. The Siemens Xcelerator platform connects mechanical, electrical and software domains across the product and production processes and enables the convergence of IT and OT.
NVIDIA Omniverse is an AI-enabled, physically simulated and industrial-scale virtual-world engine. Moreover, it enables for the first time full-fidelity live digital twins. NVIDIA AI, used by more than 25,000 companies worldwide, is a popular AI platform and the intelligence engine of Omniverse in the cloud and autonomous systems at the edge. Hence, NVIDIA Omniverse and AI are ideal computation engines to represent the comprehensive digital twin from Siemens Xcelerator.