Omniverse: The parallel universe that will improve business performance

The Metaverse is a virtual space that simulates a new reality amplified from the existing one. It is an environment in which humans interact in cyberspace, which acts as a metaphor for the real world. The Metaverse applied to industry is called the Omniverse, which, unlike the Metaverse, is governed by the same physical laws as those of the real world because its main function is professional training.

In the development of this article we will mention the four concepts that characterize these new virtual realities, their application in Industry 4.0 and we will exemplify with the case of BMW and NVIDIA. We will conclude by recalling that the Omniverse is part of the future, but that today there are already other advanced technologies focused on increasing the economic and productive performance of companies.

What is the Metaverse and how is it different from the Omniverse

The main difference between the Metaverse and the Omniverse is, as we have already pointed out, that in the Omniverse the laws of physics are the same as those of the physical world, which would make it possible to control factories, buildings and infrastructures in the real world. Four concepts characterize the future of the Internet: persistence, massive scale, accessibility and interoperability.
The main difference between the Metaverse and the Omniverse is, as we have already pointed out, that in the Omniverse the laws of physics are the same as those of the physical world, which would make it possible to control factories, buildings and infrastructures in the real world. Four concepts characterize the future of the Internet: persistence, massive scale, accessibility and interoperability.

  • Persistence: In this parallel universe, everything works as it does in real life. Everything exists persistently, as it does in the physical world, thanks to supercomputers consisting of thousands of graphics cards using a universal scene description system.
  • Massive Scale: Hundreds of people and elements interact at the same time and live in the same virtual experience.
  • Accesability: Thanks to the fact that it is always available, it easily accessible by the team.
  • Interoperability: The Omniverse has the objective to achieve interoperability between different applications and providers in order to act as a unique center.

The maximum representation of the Omniverse is applied to the automotive industry and is called Omniverse. It is a project developed by NVIDIA and BMW, whose main goal is to achieve new ways of production and test its functionalities. We give more information in the next paragraphs about the NVIDIA Omniverse platform, the most practical application of the Metaverse in the Industry 4.0 by now.

Omniverse: The most innovative platform in the production

BMW Group and NVIDIA are in a process of establishing new standards in the planification of virtual factories. From this collaboration is expected in a future to obtain a virtual representation of the production net that allows to get an innovative and integrated view of planification processes to get more accuracy, speed and eficiency.

The Omniverse platform will allow to recover and recopilar and compare relevant data in live to create a joint simulation with the intention of evaluating the modifications and adjustments in the first stages of the planification to create a global vision. This will facilitate to plan production systems highly difficult without no interface loss or compatibility problems.

Although the ultimate goal of these virtual factories is to have a physical application, NVIDIA Omniverse is now the platform to test this new way of working and to test the possible future applications in real life.

Innovative platforms that enhance production

Omniverse is currently an ongoing project, but Big Data, Machine Learning and Iot are the reality, contributing to better results in the industry.

  • Big Data. Data analysis improves warehouse processes, reduces contingencies, provides accurate predictions and enables predictive maintenance. Sensors involved in the different phases of the production process provide information that facilitates decision making.
  • IoT. Connecting machines to the Internet automates processes, reduces human intervention and optimizes the use of assets. On the other hand, thanks to IoT, it is possible to resolve problems and resources remotely. These features make it possible to increase productivity.
  • Machine Learning. Thanks to the intelligence applied to the systems that makes it possible to identify patterns and make decisions without human participation, production capacity, resources and the supply chain are optimized. Product quality improves and the information obtained is also more valuable.

Making use of the aforementioned technologies, digital twins, which could be considered the precursors of the Omniverse, are gaining strength. The digital twins are virtual replicas of machines that make possible an exhaustive analysis of the information that allows to carry out a rigorous control of the systems to avoid unforeseen events, to prevent downtime and to test new business opportunities.

As we have already said, Omniverse is the technology of the future, but today an integrated operations platform such as Nexus Integra allows to have a comprehensive control of assets thanks to Big Data, IoT, Machine Learning and Digital Twins. All this contributes to an increase in production capacity, as well as planning accuracy and efficiency.

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