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From KNOW-HOW to WOW

This award-winning show gives you the experience how Bosch turns research and development into those real life “WOW” moments. In each episode of this podcast, our hosts Shuko, Melena and Geoff will illuminate a tech topic from different perspectives. They meet first-class experts taking you on a deep-dive into a world that makes life smarter, safer and more sustainable. Made for people who love tech, and a good story – from astronauts to AI, from crime forensics to coders, from hoverboarders to flying trays. From KNOW-HOW to WOW. Be curious. Be wowed. Interested in working for Bosch? Click here: https://www.bosch.com/careers/

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MAKE CARS MORE SOFTWARE-DRIVEN!
What are the benefits of “software-defined vehicles”? Find out in this special episode, which took place LIVE at the Bosch Connected World event on November 9. Our hosts were joined on stage by experts Christian Uebber and Christian Heissenberger, who work at ETAS, the Bosch subsidiary for automotive operating systems and software development kits. During this special episode they talked about the characteristics of these vehicles, and the challenges our teams face in making cars more software-driven. Software is already an integral part of almost every function in modern vehicles, whether it's for electrically adjusting the seat, recharging the vehicle, deploying the airbag, or listening to the radio. But there's so much more to software-defined vehicles, such as over-the-air updates that could improve software-based functionality - just like your smartphone's software updates. Listen in to find out more! More Bosch podcasts: Beyond Bosch: https://podtail.com/de/podcast/beyond-bosch/ Mighty Micro: https://mightymicro.podigee.io/
28:39 16.11.2022
OBJECT-THROWING ROBOTS: CATCH THIS!
Throwing and catching are human skills that we not only use in sports, but also as a shortcut - saving time compared to walking a few steps. What if robots could do the same? Bosch Research engineer Timm Linder helps explore this in an EU-funded project called DARKO. In collaboration with research labs across Europe, he and his team are developing a robot that will toss items into bins at a warehouse, while aiming to make the robot behave more intelligently among humans and equipping it with a better 3D perception and semantic scene understanding of the environment it is deployed in. Perhaps the robot can learn some lessons from Ceola McGowan: The world champion in double-bit axe throwing has some advice on how to precisely throw oddly shaped objects and shares her technique with Shuko and Geoff. Our hosts are already dreaming of robots that can toss the laundry into the washer… More Bosch podcasts: Beyond Bosch: https://podtail.com/de/podcast/beyond-bosch/ Mighty Micro: https://mightymicro.podigee.io/
34:05 27.10.2022
AUTOMATED DRIVING
How to develop self-driving cars? Automated cars become more and more advanced. But this shift toward vehicles that will eventually be autonomous means major architectural changes in how cars are developed. In this episode, Shuko and Geoff are joined by Axel Schwarz, Director for Engineering of L4 Sensors, and Kay Stepper, Senior Vice President for Automated at Driving Bosch North America. Both explain how cars can use a cycle of “sense, think, act” to move autonomously. And Ben Peters, Cofounder of the Bosch subsidiary FIVE, discusses how he builds special simulation environments that help test drive future vehicle technology. Intrigued? Then let's hit the road! More Bosch podcasts: Beyond Bosch: https://podtail.com/de/podcast/beyond-bosch/ Mighty Micro: https://mightymicro.podigee.io/
34:25 29.09.2022
TRUCK YEAH!
What’s the future of more sustainable truck driving? Hydrogen! In this episode, Bosch engineer Michael Marino explains how he and his team develop fuel cell stacks that convert hydrogen into electricity. Each fuel cell produces less than 1 Volt, but hundreds of fuel cells stacked on top of each other can power long-haul trucks. For example, Nikola Motor Company have trucks with Bosch fuel-cell technology on the streets of the United States. These vehicles are quieter and accelerate faster than trucks with a combustion engine, and have 0 g/km local CO² emissions . Moreover, Shuko and Geoff (virtually) visit a farm - a hydrogen farm. Kore, a startup in California, is working on producing green, sustainable hydrogen made from farming waste. More Bosch podcasts: Beyond Bosch: https://podtail.com/de/podcast/beyond-bosch/ Mighty Micro: https://mightymicro.podigee.io/
30:25 25.08.2022
SAVING ENERGY WITH HOMECOM PRO
Not to scare anyone, but this episode contains - cold showers!!! Keeping the chills away is Bosch product manager Christoph Bauerdick’s mission. With Bosch’s HomeCom Pro solution, he helps installers keep tabs on the heat pumps, boilers and other heating systems they have installed and ideally fix issues before they lead to cold showers, or worse: no heating at all. HomeCom Pro uses data that appliances generate every twelve seconds. Analyzing these masses of data and bringing them into a human-readable format is the responsibility of Alexandre Chambel. He explains to Shuko and Geoff how data can help customers save energy. Our guests: Christoph Bauerdick: https://eta-fabrik.de/ueber-uns/team-mitglied/christoph-bauerdick/ Alexandre Chambel https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexandrechambel More Bosch podcasts: Beyond Bosch: https://podtail.com/de/podcast/beyond-bosch/ Mighty Micro: https://mightymicro.podigee.io/
31:42 28.07.2022
FRESHUP: HOW ODORS CAN BE REMOVED FROM FABRICS EASILY AND ON THE GO
Imagine being able to remove odors and bacteria easily and on the go, without needing to wash your clothes. In the latest episode of our "From KNOW-HOW to WOW" podcast, we talk about how our FreshUp device uses plasma technology to remove odors from fabrics simply by brushing over them. Plasma occurs naturally in the universe. During the show, Tobias Wende, a Bosch electronic system engineer, talks about how they were able to incorporate plasma technology, which releases active plasma particles to dissolve simple odor molecules, into a device the size of a glasses case. What an unpleasant smell is, however, differs from one nose to another, says Antonie Bierling, researcher at the Universities of Dresden and Jena. She works on finding out more about which molecules stink and which ones have a lovely scent and shares her know-how with Shuko and Geoff.
34:32 30.06.2022
THE ROLLING CHASSIS: LET'S GET ROLLING
What do the components of a car have in common with a jazz band? Getting them to play together in unison can be pretty challenging. This is something that car manufacturers know well. For future electric vehicles, a cross-divisional team around Bosch system engineers Erik Goerres and Dieter Schwarzmann want to make manufacturers’ lives easier. To understand the challenges and to improve component integration, they decided to follow the learn-by-doing approach and build their own research-only prototype vehicle. They call it the “Rolling Chassis”. One product that came out of it is the Advanced Driving Module, a package solution with all the Bosch components you need to make an electric vehicle move. Let’s get this episode rolling!
33:38 26.05.2022
SMART ITEM PICKING: PICK THAT PACKET!
Ever used a claw machine on a funfair? Grabbing an item is no easy task - especially when the machine is rigged against you. But how would you design a claw machine that works every single time? In the latest episode of our "From KNOW-HOW to WOW" podcast, we explore this with Bosch expert Christoph Marx, who built a robot system for warehouses, called Smart Item Picking. His challenge was to build a system combining hardware components, vision sensors and software algorithms that can handle millions of different parts with a high variety in shape, size, weight, and many uncertain parameters. Christoph tells us how using artificial intelligence and a 3D scanner lead him and his team to the solution. ...and what does all of this have to do with the moon landing? Listen in and find out! Show notes: More about smart item picking: https://www.bosch-presse.de/pressportal/de/en/smart-item-picking-227026.html The Cradle of Aviation museum has more fun facts about the lunar module: https://www.cradleofaviation.org/history/history/lunar-module.html More Bosch podcasts: The Spexor Episode: https://youtu.be/EnGlnkE8uVY Beyond Bosch: https://podtail.com/de/podcast/beyond-bosch/ Mighty Micro: https://mightymicro.podigee.io/
27:20 28.04.2022
ROADTRIP
Shuko has a passion for motorcycles and takes Geoff on a (virtual) weekend ride on curvy mountain roads. What helps make their ride safer and more comfortable is ARAS, Bosch’s Advanced Rider Assistance System. Two of its developers, Yuki Oshida and Daniel Vetter, explain how they transferred ideas like adaptive cruise control from passenger cars to motorcycles. Turns out, 2-wheelers have peculiar physics! Victor Manuel Rivera knows that, too. He pushes the limits of the laws of physics during his motorcycle circus act: The Globe of Speed. No risk, no fun? Wrong, says Shuko. After an exclusive test ride with Daniel, she is convinced that electronic systems can mitigate some of the risks inherent to motorcycles without reducing the fun. Warning: this episode might evoke a passion for motorcycles in listeners as well! Shownotes: More about ARAS: https://www.bosch-mobility-solutions.com/en/solutions/assistance-systems/advanced-rider-assistance-systems-2w/ More Bosch podcasts: Beyond Bosch: https://podtail.com/de/podcast/beyond-bosch/ Mighty Micro: https://mightymicro.podigee.io/
38:14 31.03.2022
DIGITALIZING MANUFACTURING: NEXEED it!
What is the Industrial Internet of Things and can it help connect a whole factory, even when it’s equipped with lots of old machines? The first step to finding this out is to call Marian Demme. The IIoT expert helps companies digitalize manufacturing with NEXEED, Bosch’s software portfolio for Industry 4.0. Proving its value, Tobias Pfister talks about how production lines at the Bosch plant in Bamberg, Bavaria boosted their efficiency thanks to NEXEED. With this software, just one small valve for a motor can have a record of 1,000+ data points attached to it. Get ready and join Geoff and Shuko in exploring the world of IIoT! Shownotes: More about Nexeed: https://www.bosch-connected-industry.com/de/en/index More Bosch podcasts: Beyond Bosch: https://podtail.com/de/podcast/beyond-bosch/ Mighty Micro: https://mightymicro.podigee.io/
32:10 24.02.2022
SPEXOR - PROTECT WHAT YOU LOVE
It was early one morning when Bosch associate Tobias Riedel walked to his car and saw that something was wrong. The window smashed. With the steering wheel, multimedia system, and everything else missing. A few days later, Tobias had an idea. He developed a mobile alarm system. That was the moment Bosch’s new and unique in all the world security assistant spexor was born. Spexor is packed with sensors that can be used for a wide range of applications, from intrusion detection to identifying harmful gasses. In the show, you will learn why the gas sensors inside spexor can even detect the smell of roasted coffee beans! Another potential field of application of spexor is sleep tracking. That’s why Shuko and Geoff also talk to Erna Sif Arnardóttir, director of the Reykjavik University Sleep Institute in Iceland, who is playfully called the “snore lady"! But be sure that you won’t fall asleep when listening… SHOWNOTES: More about spexor: https://www.spexor-bosch.com/en/ #manufacturelikeabosch Milky Way - Nurturing the stars of the future https://fromknowhowtowow.podigee.io/17-milkyway This is how gas sensing gets intelligent with BME688 and BME AI-Studio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcZKKNrBt2g More Bosch podcasts: Beyond Bosch: https://podtail.com/de/podcast/beyond-bosch/ Mighty Micro: https://mightymicro.podigee.io/
40:06 27.01.2022
2021 WRAP-UP
Welcome to the 2021 wrap-up of our podcast. Our cheery hosts Shuko and Geoff recollect their personal "wow" moments from the first year of the show, take a look behind-the-scenes, and share some lovely fan mail. We say THANK YOU to all our listeners, and look forward to sharing more ‘wow’ with you in 2022! Shownotes: Shuko’s fav episode so far: https://fromknowhowtowow.podigee.io/19-ssi Goeff’s fav episode so far: https://fromknowhowtowow.podigee.io/15-formula_e Bosch CDO Tanja Rückert’s fav episode so far: https://fromknowhowtowow.podigee.io/8-techforclimate You can hear Melena und Geoff performing their song “Dust” on this episode: https://fromknowhowtowow.podigee.io/12-factory-of-the-future_p1
21:00 30.12.2021
REINFORCING THE HUMAN VOICE WITH ELECTRO-VOICE
Testing 1,2, 1, 2, can you hear me?….Whether we’re in a huge stadium, or our cozy homes, making our voices heard above the noise can be quite difficult. Few people know this better than musician Daniel Kemish, who plays his song “Just Tonight” exclusively for us from his very own kitchen. Daniel is a huge fan of gear from Electro-Voice, Bosch’s own brand of professional microphones and loudspeakers, a brand that our hosts Shuko and Geoff discover has its origins in a football field. Electro-Voice expert Bob Rieder explains the challenges of making voices and music sound great in a stadium, while engineer Andrew Pardoe tells us how he found solutions to these problems with the help of a computer farm. Andrew used these lessons to develop MTS, a giant loudspeaker that brings HiFi sound to massive venues. Plus, there are some special seasonal treats — for our hosts as well as for you, our listeners. Happy listening — and happy holidays! Shownotes: Professional loudspeakers & mics by Electro-Voice https://electrovoice.com/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOLWQqLERBM Our dear guest Daniel Kemish https://www.danielkemish.com/ More Bosch podcasts: Beyond Bosch: https://podtail.com/de/podcast/beyond-bosch/ Mighty Micro: https://mightymicro.podigee.io/
39:47 16.12.2021
HEATING WITH HYDROGEN
Chilling! Yes, that applies to both the autumn weather where our hosts Shuko and Geoff live, and the suspense in this episode: Will Bosch engineer Tom Collins find a climate-friendly way to heat homes in Britain? He has struggled for years to find an answer, until one day one meeting changed his thinking about what isn’t feasible and what is. Spoiler alert: Heating with hydrogen could be a solution…Speaking of the challenges of sustainable heating, we also talk about the Princess Elisabeth research station in Antarctica which can be heated with just solar and wind power. Guus Luppens has installed some of the solar panels with his own hands and tells us about his plans to make the station even less dependent on fossil fuels in the coming years. Get yourself a nice hot cup of tea (or coffee, cocoa, or cider) and listen! Shownotes: Hydrogen-fired boiler https://www.worcester-bosch.co.uk/hydrogen Our guest Guus Luppens works at the Princess Elisabeth station, which is run by the International Polar Foundation, based in Belgium. http://www.polarfoundation.org/about Like a story straight out of Hollywood: Former astronaut Mike Foale talks to our hosts about his experiences with blackouts on a space station. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mmo2v9mFsxM More Bosch podcasts: Beyond Bosch: https://podtail.com/de/podcast/beyond-bosch/ Mighty Micro: https://mightymicro.podigee.io/
41:55 24.11.2021
CONTROLLING OUR ID WITH SELF-SOVEREIGN IDENTITIES
Who am I? An existential question that is especially hard to answer in a connected world. Proving who we are online is complicated, when our ID cards are still physical. Plus, we gave up some control over our online identities, simply for convenience. A technology that is in development could help us regain control using a special form of digital wallet: Self-sovereign identities, or SSI, use cutting-edge cryptography, including zero-knowledge proofs. Bosch researcher Christian Borman explains how SSI will not only increase privacy but also have a positive impact on B2B interactions and supply chain management. Meanwhile, Geoff meets mentalist Thorsten Havener. Will he reveal Geoff’s true identity? Inspired by this, Shuko presents some crypto magic… More Bosch podcasts: From Know-how to wow “MEMS: with all technical senses”: https://fromknowhowtowow.podigee.io/4-mems Silicon carbide semiconductors make electric cars more efficient https://www.bosch-presse.de/pressportal/de/en/bosch-poised-for-leap-in-e-mobility-technology-201158.html Beyond Bosch: https://podtail.com/de/podcast/beyond-bosch/ Mighty Micro our German Podcast all things Semiconductors: https://mightymicro.podigee.io/
45:43 28.10.2021
SILICON CARBIDE: EFFICIENCY BOOSTER FOR E-MOBILITY
This time, we are talking about change – which is often exciting, but rarely frictionless. Our e-mobility experts Bruno Schuster and Jan Alsmeier, who works in process management, explain why they swapped silicon for silicon carbide in semiconductor production. Spoiler alert: this was a pretty challenging change. In any case, it could be a true leap forward in e-mobility technology because tiny amounts of silicon carbide in an electric car can have a big impact on the vehicle’s weight and energy efficiency. To learn more about the material, we also take you to space: Siddharth Tiwari from the German Start-up Tiwari Instruments explains why silicon carbide also has a lot of potential for satellites and telescopes. ...and speaking of change: this is also the first episode of our new co-host Shuko. Will there be any friction between her and Geoff? ;-) We’ll find out! Shownotes: More Bosch podcasts: From Know-how to wow “MEMS: with all technical senses”: https://fromknowhowtowow.podigee.io/4-mems Silicon carbide semiconductors make electric cars more efficient https://www.bosch-presse.de/pressportal/de/en/bosch-poised-for-leap-in-e-mobility-technology-201158.html Beyond Bosch: https://podtail.com/de/podcast/beyond-bosch/ Mighty Micro our German Podcast all things Semiconductors: https://mightymicro.podigee.io/
35:33 30.09.2021
MILKY WAY - NURTURING THE STARS OF THE FUTURE
Pop quiz: what does the term “Milky Way” make you think of? Probably many things, like the galaxy or a candy bar, but what about breast milk? Or even IoT? Believe it or not, in the story of our new podcast episode of From KNOW-HOW to WOW these have more in common than you’d think: “Many mothers in Vietnam are facing the challenge of squaring their work with the wish to keep breastfeeding beyond maternity leave,” says Bosch senior delivery manager Dinh Thi Kim Thoa. That’s why she and her team in Ho Chi Minh City have developed Milky Way, a breast milk delivery service between the mother’s workplace and the baby’s daycare. The solution is based on a cooling box with smart Bosch sensor technology. A combined humidity, temperature and pressure sensor helps ensure both the freshness and safety of the milk. Bosch expert Thomas Block will share countless intriguing details about this 2.5 mm small Sensortec wonder. Speaking of small wonders, we have a special announcement. Here on Earth, on the outskirts of the Milky Way, a new star is developing: Melena is pregnant! Whoop!!! This is her final show before she goes on maternity leave. All the best to the small family and thank you for 14 awesome shows! Starting in September, the great Shuko will co-host with Geoff. Welcome, Shuko! SHOWNOTES: Bosch Smart Home AIR https://www.bosch-presse.de/pressportal/de/en/bosch-smart-home-air-the-mobile-well-being-sensor-168832.html Project Milky Way: https://make.bosch.com/en/project/milkyway More Bosch podcasts: Beyond Bosch: https://podtail.com/de/podcast/beyond-bosch/ Mighty Micro: https://mightymicro.podigee.io/
34:54 26.08.2021
VIDEO-BASED FIRE DETECTION: AVIOTEC AND THE LANGUAGE OF FIRE
This episode revolves around fire. Specifically, how to detect and fight fires. Firefighter Shan Raffel is a true luminary. He teaches Melena and Geoff the language of fire. Bosch expert Soeren Wittmann also teaches how to read fire, but instead of firefighters, he smartens up security cameras. His team has enabled a camera system to visually recognize fire and smoke. It outperforms other fire detection devices in speed and reliability and is particularly superior in buildings with high ceilings. Multiple algorithms are involved with the detection, feeding an artificial intelligence system for alarm decisions. The next camera generation will also be equipped with a deep learning model. Caroline Hartl offers a sneak peak from her perspective as a developer at Bosch. With all this intelligence, Aviotec is much more than a fire detector. It can feed information to firefighters like Shan and even use further intelligent video analytics to detect events beyond fire. SHOWNOTES: Aviotec: https://www.boschsecurity.com/xf/en/solutions/fire-alarm-systems/fire-and-smoke-detection-camera/ https://www.bosch-presse.de/pressportal/de/en/aviotec-video-based-fire-detection-in-darkness-thanks-to-new-ai-algorithms-222273.html More Bosch podcasts: Beyond Bosch: https://podtail.com/de/podcast/beyond-bosch/ Mighty Micro: https://mightymicro.podigee.io/
35:43 29.07.2021
FORMULA E: ACHIEVING A HIGH DEGREE OF EFFICIENCY
Pedal to the metal, folks! This time around we’re at the race tracks of the world’s vibrant cities. We filled up on volts to meet professional race car driver, Nico Müller from Dragon / Penske Autosport Formula E team. Bosch partners with them, providing technology, software and support for their electric race car. The brain of the project is the vehicle control unit, which controls individual functions and sensors, and ensures maximum energy recovery rates. The development of the hardware and software requires engineers to think beyond individual components and take the entire system into account. Bosch associate Christian Schimpitz is one of these experts and talks about how learnings from Formula E also become important in providing e-mobility solutions in the consumer sector. Alright, let’s get started and make sure we don’t run out of juice. SHOWNOTES: Race Highlights 2021 Monaco E-Prix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVivUWvhUZQ Formula E For Beginners: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NOnojsxK30 Formula E Sounds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHlqXfG78Rs&t=59s More Bosch podcasts: Beyond Bosch: https://podtail.com/de/podcast/beyond-bosch/ Mighty Micro: https://mightymicro.podigee.io/
25:55 24.06.2021
FACTORY OF THE FUTURE PART 2: MEET THE DIGITAL TWIN
In part two of our “factory of the future” special, we dive into the world of data that lies beneath Bosch’s new wafer fab in Dresden. In addition to being one of the most modern wafer fabs in the world, it’s also Bosch’s first AIoT factory. And the fab has also got a digital twin! Solution architect Enrico Neuber joins us to explain what it means to build a data-centric factory and how AI will help find the important bits of information in a giant lake of data. Enrico also helps us understand how data and AI play a crucial role in solving the challenges of producing chips (ranging from automation in the clean room to high product standards), and why Bosch's billion Euro factory is a vital investment for future mobility. SHOWNOTES: Bosch’s future 300 mm semiconductor fab in Dresden: https://www.bosch.de/en/our-company/bosch-in-germany/dresden/ Nicole Scott visits the new Bosch 300mm semiconductor fab in Dresden, Germany https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fo8TWPomHiQ More about Bosch Research: www.bosch.com/research Want to work for Bosch? Click here: https://www.bosch.com/careers/ More Bosch podcasts: Beyond Bosch: https://podtail.com/de/podcast/beyond-bosch/ Mighty Micro: https://mightymicro.podigee.io/
22:57 03.06.2021
FACTORY OF THE FUTURE PART I: HOW TO BUILD ONE OF THE CLEANEST PLACES ON EARTH
In this episode we make history and spruce ourselves up. This is the first time we’re publishing an episode as a special in two parts. In part one, Melena tries to sing opera to celebrate a world premiere. On June 7, 2021, Bosch opens our new 300mm wafer fab in Dresden, where the chips for tomorrow’s mobility will be made. This factory sets new standards for software and technology: It’s fully automated, uses augmented reality, AI, IoT and is probably one of the cleanest places in the world. Why? Because wafers are divas: They are so sensitive that they have to be manufactured in a dust-free environment. And that’s why at the heart of the wafer fab, there’s a clean room measuring 10,000 square meters, that is virtually free of any dust. Even during construction, cleanliness had to be a top priority. Melena and Geoff hear from the fab’s project manager, Otto Graf, about how this has been accomplished, why digitalization plays a key role in it, and how all this relates to dinosaurs. Yes, dinosaurs. Listen to find out for yourself! SHOWOTES: Bosch’s future 300 mm semiconductor fab in Dresden: https://www.bosch.de/en/our-company/bosch-in-germany/dresden/ Nicole Scott visits the new Bosch 300mm semiconductor fab in Dresden, Germany https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fo8TWPomHiQ More about Bosch Research: www.bosch.com/research Want to work for Bosch? Click here: https://www.bosch.com/careers/ More Bosch podcasts: Beyond Bosch: https://podtail.com/de/podcast/beyond-bosch/ Mighty Micro: https://mightymicro.podigee.io/
20:33 26.05.2021
SIREN DETECTION, OR: WHY CARS NEED EARS
Nee-naw. Pin-pon. Tatü-Tata. Got it? This episode is about the sounds of sirens - and how Bosch researchers Andreas Merz and Thomas Buck equip cars with ears, figuratively speaking, in order to recognize sirens on the road. You’ll learn why that’s both necessary and surprisingly difficult to accomplish. Because cars are becoming more isolated from outside noise, the microphone has to be located on the exterior of the car - a harsh environment in which wind noise is just one of many challenges. Another guest on the show: science journalist Andreas von Bubnoff of the Pandemic Silence Project. He demonstrates the impact of sounds on how we perceive our environment, and how lockdowns during the pandemic have changed the sound of the world. And now: listen up! Wee-woo-wee-woo. SHOWNOTES: More about Bosch Research: www.bosch.com/research Want to work for Bosch? Click here: https://www.bosch.com/careers/ More Bosch podcasts: Beyond Bosch: https://podtail.com/de/podcast/beyond-bosch/ Mighty Micro: https://mightymicro.podigee.io/ The collection of recordings and descriptions of soundscapes during the pandemic and later (when the world returns to normal): www.pandemicsilence.org We used some sounds by extrafonia: https://freesound.org/people/extrafonia/sounds/123085/ Please send us your voicememo with your local siren sounds to Kontakt@bosch.de
37:52 28.04.2021
VISUAL ANALYTICS: WHAT'S IN THE BOX?
Sure, this is a tech podcast. That shouldn’t stop us from talking about knitting, though. Why, you ask? Because our guests Emily McNeil and Justin Connelly use knitting as a form of data visualization. Their temperature displaying tapestries convey the consequences of global warming more effectively than any statistics. Because seeing is believing. At Bosch, we use the power of visuals in order to create safer and more robust Artificial Intelligence. Dr. Liu Ren, VP and Chief Scientist and his team at Bosch Research in Silicon Valley, are exploring a method called Visual Analytics to find a human-friendly form of representing big data associated with black-box AI systems. It allows us to acquire actionable insights to improve the performance of AI systems fast and easy. Visual Analytics uses machine learning, data visualization and user interaction that combine model and underlying data in a way that allows humans to see things that machines cannot easily present. Other things we discuss include: How “a brain made a fake brain to understand how a brain works”, the Dalai Lama wearing a cowboy hat (=neuroscientist Michelle Greene will explain the context), and Melena trying desperately to open a little farewell box from Geoff... SHOWNOTES: More about Liu Ren and visual analytics: https://www.bosch.com/stories/visual-analytics-artificial-intelligence/ More about Michelle Greene: http://www.michellegreene.org/index.html More about knitting tapestries: www.tempestryproject.com More about Bosch AI: https://www.bosch-ai.com/ More Bosch podcasts: https://www.bosch.com/de/stories/podcast-from-know-how-to-wow/ https://mightymicro.podigee.io/ Want to work for Bosch? Click here: https://www.bosch.de/karriere/
33:48 25.03.2021
AI FITNESS TRACKER: BEATING THE "CORONA-TINE"
This episode makes Melena and Geoff sweat, training not only their muscles but their Bosch fitness trackers as well. The world’s first self-learning AI sensor for wearables and hearables is based on Edge AI. Having an “edge” like that on your wrist makes your fitness tracker individually tailored to you and the way you move. With each movement it adjusts itself. The sensor provides more reliable analytics and reduces the need for data storage space, eliminating data transmission to the cloud. Keeping you in control of your data. Melena and Geoff learn from product manager Kaustubh Gandhi and research scientist Thomas Nilsson what went into the development of this new approach to fitness trackers. That jumping jacks sometimes can get out of control, however, is a different story. Melena can tell you about it. SHOWNOTES: More about Bosch AI: https://www.bosch-ai.com/ More about Bosch sensors and wearables: https://www.bosch-sensortec.com/about-us/events/aicon2021.html https://www.bosch-sensortec.com/applications-solutions/wearables-hearables/ Want to work for Bosch? Click here: https://www.bosch.de/karriere/ More Bosch podcasts: https://www.bosch.com/de/stories/podcast-from-know-how-to-wow/ https://mightymicro.podigee.io/
37:32 24.02.2021
TECH FOR CLIMATE
What can you, what can everyone contribute when it comes to protecting our planet? How could technology help us live a more sustainably life? That’s what we investigate in this episode of From KNOW-HOW to WOW. Our hosts Melena and Geoff are interested in one aspect in particular: using water responsibly. They meet Bosch engineer Harald Moschütz in the laundry room, where he debunks some intractable laundry myths. Later on he explains how smart technology helps our washing machines get class A energy labels. Melena and Geoff also talk to Emily, who writes the “Accidental Hippies” blog. Her family only has a limited supply of water and she explains why it’s not that difficult to use less. Our hosts are particularly impressed by Khagendra Thapa. He so effectively recycles waste water at Bosch in Australia, that he can “harvest” valuable nickel and copper from it. Diving into this topic makes Melena and Geoff realize one thing first and foremost: living sustainably is a matter of mindset. In the long run it’s a mixture of role models, new ideas, and new technologies that help us achieve our climate goals. SHOWNOTES: Bosch Sofa Session: Talking Climate Change https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4UxpJip0KE&feature=youtu.be Sustainable like a Bosch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfLiwpwEqtU https://www.bosch.com/stories/sustainability-likeabosch/ How to become an accidental Hippie? Here’s Emily’s Blog. https://accidentalhippies.com/
44:34 27.01.2021
HOVERBOARDS: THE TECH BEHIND LEVITATION
It's what made Marty McFly the envy of all kids in the 80s - and one of the most iconic sci-fi gadgets ever: the hoverboard. Sam Rogers always wanted to fly on such a board, too. In this episode of From KNOW-HOW to WOW, Sam shares how he made his dream come true. But while he wore a jet suit when "hoverboarding," experts at Bosch are now making hovering platforms levitate with the help of AI: "It is not more than controlling all six degrees of freedom," says Bosch expert Joachim Frangen. The intelligent combination of human knowledge and AI capabilities enables new products like Planatix. That's what Joachim calls his invention. But: since machines have learned to think for themselves, AI research must ensure that humans remain in control. That's why Melena and Geoff also talk to Zico Kolter, chief scientist of AI research at the Bosch center for artificial intelligence. He explains why Bosch AI is safe, robust and explainable. SHOWNOTES: How to Hoverboard: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shazS0gzVXg Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence: https://www.bosch-ai.com/ Interested in working for Bosch? Click here: https://www.bosch.com/careers/
35:14 20.12.2020
FUEL CELLS: SPACE AGE TECH DOWN TO EARTH
Like a story straight out of Hollywood, in this week’s From KNOW-HOW to WOW astronaut Mike Foale chats to Melena and Geoff about living on a space station with no power after a crash with a cargo ship - and how he is still here to tell the tale. For the techie stuff, Mike also explains why space engineers rely on fuel cells to power space shuttles. And Bosch experts Tobias Beck and Markus Ohnmacht tell us how a Solid Oxile Fuel Cell (SOFC) can support the renewable energy landscape down on earth now. They paint a picture of energy generation independent of big power plants, with an electricity and heat source that doesn’t have an exhaust and only produces water. SHOWNOTES: Facts and progress collision animation with MIR: https://history.nasa.gov/SP-4225/multimedia/progress-collision.htm More about SOFC: https://www.bosch.com/research/know-how/success-stories/high-temperature-fuel-cell-systems/ Interested in working for Bosch? Click here: https://www.bosch.com/careers/
33:07 16.12.2020
COVID-19: RELIABLE TEST RESULTS WITH VIVALYTIC IN 39 MINUTES
One of the lines of defense against the coronavirus is rapid testing. We introduce you to Vivalytic, a universal platform for molecular laboratory diagnostics that can test for COVID-19 infections in less than 40 minutes. Learn from Bosch expert Martin Schulz how Vivalytic works – and what “Vegas rule” is embedded here (spoiler alert: What happens on the cartridge…”). Also joining us, Dr. Karolin Graf, a German hospital hygienist, talking about her experiences with Vivalytic in her daily work in the “Paracelsus Kliniken” Germany. SHOWNOTES: https://www.bosch-vivalytic.com/en/ https://www.bosch.com/stories/vivalytic-rapid-test-for-covid-19/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e86DTnjyKVA https://www.paracelsus-kliniken.de/kompetenzen/hygiene/ Interested in working for Bosch? Click here: https://www.bosch.com/careers/
28:48 09.12.2020
MEMS: WITH ALL (TECHNICAL) SENSES
What is smaller than your pinky nail, has AI in it and can analyze the air in a room and tell you to open the window when there are too many aerosols floating around? The answer: Microelectromechanical systems or MEMS sensors. In this episode, Melena and Geoff will focus on one of the most interesting MEMS: the rotation sensor or gyroscope. You’ll hear from Benedikt Funke, a seaman from the Deutsches Museum München. Benedikt shares how gyroscopes are used by navigators at sea as they are more reliable than a magnetic compass. Then, we dive into how engineering can be inspired by nature as we hear Biologist Brad Dickerson explain the connection of MEMS to insects such as houseflies, blow flies, and mosquitoes. We will also go on a MEMS journey with Bosch Engineer Emma Abel and Richard Fix, portfolio manager at Bosch Sensortec, as they highlight huge trends like Edge AI and explain how MEMS are essentially the sensory organs of the technical world. SHOWNOTES: https://www.bosch.com/stories/bosch-mems-sensor-applications/ https://www.bosch-semiconductors.com/news/mighty-micro.html https://www.deutsches-museum.de/en/exhibitions/transport/marine-navigation/navigation/ http://dickerson.bio.unc.edu Interested in working for Bosch? Click here: https://www.bosch.com/careers/
37:44 02.12.2020
VIRTUAL VISOR: SAFE EYES, SAVE LIVES
Safe eyes, save lives. Bosch expert Jason Zink sheds light on how Bosch is innovating the 95-year-old sun visor. Melena and Geoff also learn more about our sense of sight as they talk to the stage lighting artist, Marc Brickman about the use of lighting in the theater. Additionally, you’ll hear from Ivan Schwab, author of “How Eyes Evolved,” as he shares all about exactly that - the evolution of eyes. SHOWNOTES: More about the sun visor: https://www.bosch-presse.de/pressportal/de/en/safe-eyes-save-lives-how-bosch-engineers-are-innovating-the-95-year-old-sun-visor-204928.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJgwEt12mEU More about Marc Brickman: https://www.tactman.com/ More from Ivan Schwab: https://www.amazon.de/Evolutions-Witness-How-Eyes-Evolved/dp/0195369742?language=en_GB Interested in working for Bosch? Click here: https://www.bosch.com/careers/
38:45 25.11.2020