Siemens and NVIDIA collaborate on industrial metaverse

Siemens and NVIDIA are teaming up to enable the industrial metaverse and increase use of AI-driven digital twin technology to help bring industrial automation to a new level.

First up is a plan to connect the Siemens Xcelerator open digital business platform and the NVIDIA Omniverse platform for 3D design and collaboration. The combination will accelerate the use of digital twins that can deliver productivity and process improvements across the production and product lifecycles.

This will allow companies of all sizes to employ digital twins with real-time performance data and create innovative industrial IoT solutions. They can leverage actionable insights from analytics at the edge or in the cloud, and tackle the engineering challenges of tomorrow by making visually rich, immersive simulations more accessible.

This partnership brings together complementary technologies and ecosystems to realise the industrial metaverse. 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 that enables for the first time full-fidelity live digital twins. NVIDIA Omniverse and AI are ideal computation engines to represent the comprehensive digital twin from Siemens Xcelerator.

“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,” said Roland Busch, President and Chief Executive Officer of Siemens.

“Siemens and NVIDIA share a common vision that the industrial metaverse will drive digital transformation. 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,” said Jensen Huang, Founder and CEO of NVIDIA.

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