Siemens and NVIDIA have announced an expansion of their partnership to enable the industrial metaverse and increase use of AI-driven digital twin technology to hopefully augment industrial automation.
As a first step in this collaboration, which has functionalities across sectors, including energy, the companies plan to connect Siemens Xcelerator, the open digital business platform, and NVIDIA Omniverse, a platform for 3D-design and collaboration.
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 live digital twins.
The addition of Omniverse to the open Siemens Xcelerator partner ecosystem aims to accelerate the use of digital twins that can deliver productivity and process improvements across the production and product lifecycles.