Digital twins for mining and construction

San Francisco-based Skycatch provides geospatial data software for the physical world. The company specialises in aerial data capture automation via drone mapping software for mining and construction.

Skycatch is now expanding its portfolio and exploring the digital twins’ space using the NVIDIA Omniverse platform, a large-scale, full-fidelity virtual world engine. After collecting local data from sensors and edge devices powered by the NVIDIA Jetson Nano and Jetson AGX Xavier, SkyVerse, Skycatch’s computer vision software, process the data in a format digestible by the simulation engine.

Whereas Skycatch’s partnership with NVIDIA is sure to result in wider enterprise adoption, it remains to be seen whether digital twin technologies are mature enough to bring substantive benefits to the mining and construction world.

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