Siemens and NVIDIA announced an expansion of their partnership to enable the industrial metaverse and increase use of AI-driven digital twin technology that will help improve industrial automation.
As a first step in this collaboration, the companies plan to connect Siemens Xcelerator, the open digital business platform, and NVIDIA Omniverse, a platform for 3D-design and collaboration. This will enable an industrial metaverse with physics-based digital models from Siemens and real-time AI from NVIDIA in which companies make decisions faster.
The addition of Omniverse to the open Siemens Xcelerator partner ecosystem will accelerate the use of digital twins that can deliver productivity and process improvements across the production and product lifecycles. Companies will be able to employ digital twins with real-time performance data; create industrial IoT-solutions; leverage insights from analytics at the edge or in the cloud; and tackle the engineering challenges of tomorrow by making immersive simulations more accessible.
"Photorealistic, physics-based digital twins embedded in the industrial metaverse offer enormous potential to transform our economies and industries by providing a virtual world where people can interact and collaborate to solve real-world problems. Through this partnership, we will make the industrial metaverse a reality for companies of all sizes," said Roland Busch, President and Chief Executive Officer, Siemens AG. "For over a decade, our digital twin technology has been helping customers across all industries to boost their productivity and today offer the industry's most comprehensive digital twin. 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."
"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," said Jensen Huang, founder and CEO, NVIDIA. "The connection to Siemens Xcelerator will open NVIDIA's Omniverse and AI ecosystem to a whole new world of industrial automation that is built using Siemens' mechanical, electrical, software, IoT and edge solutions."