Rockwell Automation using NVIDIA AI in AMRs

The Global Headquarters of Rockwell Automation ( Credit: Rockwell Automation)
Rockwell Automation will integrate Nvidia’s AI robot development platform, Issac, into its autonomous mobile robots, enhancing AI presence in manufacturing

Rockwell Automation, a world leader in industrial automation and digital transformation is continuing its collaboration with NVIDIA to create smarter and safer industrial AMRs. 

Nvidia’s AI robot development platform, dubbed Issac will be integrated into Rockwell’s Otto autonomous mobile robots for use in manufacturing facilities. The NVIDIA Isaac platform includes a complex suite of NVIDIA-enhanced systems which include generative AI models, libraries and application frameworks. 

Rockwell Automation’s recent 9th annual ‘State Of Smart Manufacturing’ report highlighted the growing prominence of AI. Manufacturers reported that AI was their biggest investment, with 85% already investing or planning to invest in AI or machine learning in 2024. Automation, Rockwell’s speciality, came in second.

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This project is a continuation of both manufacturers' ambitions to expand the scale and scope of AI’s use in the sector, seeing it as key to enhancing the resiliency, agility and efficiency of operations. In March earlier this year, Nvidia and Rockwell shared plans to create digital twin software that would incorporate Nvidia’s Omniverse cloud platform with Rockwell’s Emulate3D software.

Rev Lebaredian, vice president, Omniverse and Simulation Technology, NVIDIA

"The demand for the accelerated computing needed to create, simulate, and operate large-scale digital twins is rising," said Rev Lebaredian, Vice President of 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."

This digital twin software will offer enhanced designing, building and operating for industrial-scale production systems through its photo-realistic graphics, live collaboration and intricate data reporting. 

Ryan Gariepy, CTO, OTTO Motors by Rockwell Automation

“We’re invigorated by this continued collaboration with NVIDIA,” said Ryan Gariepy, CTO, of OTTO Motors by Rockwell Automation. 

“Rockwell's industrial AI expertise, combined with NVIDIA AI and robotics technologies, is going to help drive an exciting new generation of autonomous mobile robots.”


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