Siemens is expanding its partnership with NVIDIA to enable the industrial metaverse and increase the use of AI-powered digital twin technology.
The companies say growing AI-driven use of digital twin technology will help take industrial automation to a new level, and the first step in their partnership will be to connect Siemens Xcelerator and NVIDIA Omniverse.
Xcelerator is an open digital business platform and Omniverse is a 3D design and collaboration platform.
Siemens and NVIDIA say connecting these two platforms will facilitate an industry metaverse with physics-based digital models from Siemens and real-time AI from NVIDIA, enabling companies to make more informed decisions faster.
In addition, adding Omniverse to Siemens Xcelerator’s open partner ecosystem will accelerate digital twin adoption, leading to increased productivity and improvements to processes throughout the manufacturing and product lifecycle.
This addition also enables enterprises of all sizes to use digital twins that generate real-time performance data.
In addition, companies can create innovative industrial IoT solutions, gain actionable insights from analytics at the edge or in the cloud, and create visually rich, immersive simulations to address technical challenges that have yet to materialize.
“Photorealistic, physics-based digital twins embedded in the industrial metaverse hold tremendous potential to transform our economies and industries by providing a virtual world where people can interact and collaborate to solve real-world problems,” said Roland Busch, President and CEO of Siemens AG.
“Through this partnership, we will make the industrial metaverse a reality for companies of all sizes.
“For more than a decade, our digital twin technology has helped customers in all industries increase productivity and today offers the most comprehensive digital twin in the industry.
“When Siemens Xcelerator is connected to Omniverse, we will 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.”
The companies say this collaboration is driving the industrial metaverse by combining technologies and ecosystems that complement each other.
Siemens says it is in a unique position at the intersection of the real and digital worlds, information technology and operations technology.
The Xcelerator platform connects mechanical, electrical and software domains through the product and manufacturing processes.
In addition, the Siemens Xcelerator platform makes it possible to converge IT and OT.
NVIDIA Omniverse is an AI-enabled, physically simulated and industrial virtual world engine that provides full-fidelity live digital twins, which the company says is an industry first.
More than 25,000 companies worldwide use NVIDIA AI, Omniverse’s intelligence engine in the cloud and autonomous systems on the edge.
NVIDIA says Omniverse and AI are the perfect calculators to represent the comprehensive digital twin of Siemens Xcelerator.
“Siemens and NVIDIA share a common vision that the industrial metaverse will drive digital transformation,
“This is just the first step in our collective effort to make this vision a reality for our customers and all parts of the global manufacturing industry,” said NVIDIA Founder and CEO Jensen Huang.
“The connection to Siemens Xcelerator will open up NVIDIA’s Omniverse and AI ecosystem to a whole new world of industrial automation built using Siemens’ mechanical, electrical, software, IoT and edge solutions.”