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30 June 2022

Siemens and Nvidia are expanding a partnership to enable the industrial metaverse and expand the use of artificial intelligence (AI) digital twin technology for the future of industrial automation.

The goal is to create an industrial metaverse with physics-based digital models from Siemens and real-time AI from Nvidia to allow vendors to make decisions faster. This will be accomplished by connecting Siemens’ Xcelerator, an open digital business platform, and Nvidia’s Omniverse.

By combining these technologies the use of digital twins will be accelerated for productivity and process improvements across the production and product lifecycle, the companies said.

These industrial digital twins in the metaverse will be equipped with real-time performance data to:

  • Create industrial internet of things (IIoT) solutions
  • Leverage actionable insights at the edge or in the cloud.
  • Make 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,” 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.”

Busch said connecting Omniverse with Xcelerator will allow for a metaverse that connects both hardware and software in the edge and cloud.

To contact the author of this article, email PBrown@globalspec.com


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