From KNOW-HOW to WOW

HEATING WITH HYDROGEN

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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/

CONTROLLING OUR ID WITH SELF-SOVEREIGN IDENTITIES

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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/

SILICON CARBIDE: EFFICIENCY BOOSTER FOR E-MOBILITY

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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/

MILKY WAY - NURTURING THE STARS OF THE FUTURE

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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/

VIDEO-BASED FIRE DETECTION: AVIOTEC AND THE LANGUAGE OF FIRE

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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/

FORMULA E: ACHIEVING A HIGH DEGREE OF EFFICIENCY

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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/

FACTORY OF THE FUTURE PART 2: MEET THE DIGITAL TWIN

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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/

FACTORY OF THE FUTURE PART I: HOW TO BUILD ONE OF THE CLEANEST PLACES ON EARTH

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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/

SIREN DETECTION, OR: WHY CARS NEED EARS

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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

VISUAL ANALYTICS: WHAT'S IN THE BOX?

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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/

About this podcast

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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