Rockwell boosts AI in manufacturing with NVIDIA

  • March 25, 2024
  • William Payne

Rockwell Automation is collaborating with NVIDIA to accelerate a next-generation industrial architecture. Rockwell aims to make it easier for manufacturers to digitalise industrial processes. Its plans include enhancing industrial sensing capabilities with machine vision, accelerate compute capability in control systems, advance simulations with learning agents, enable widespread adoption of autonomous mobile robots, and generative AI.

Rockwell will further integrate NVIDIA Omniverse Cloud application programming interfaces (APIs) with Rockwell Automation’s Emulate3D. This will improve data interoperability, live collaboration, and physically based visualisation for designing, building, and operating industrial-scale digital twins of production systems.

“Our work with NVIDIA is poised to help accelerate the future of industrial operations and create value across our portfolio of software, hardware, and services—from the cloud to the factory floor,” said Jordan Reynolds, vice president, Artificial Intelligence and Autonomy, Rockwell Automation.

“The demand for the accelerated computing needed to create, simulate, and operate large-scale digital twins is rising,” said Rev Lebaredian, vice president, Omniverse and Simulation Technology, NVIDIA. “Rockwell will integrate NVIDIA Omniverse Cloud APIs with its Emulate3D digital twin application to help make factory analysis, including operations and simulation, easier and more predictive than ever.”

By developing on the NVIDIA robotics platform for edge AI, Rockwell is aiming to increase development of AMRs and process automation applications to industrial customers.