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Fascination for research and development

We are living through one of the most interesting times in human history, a period that has provided us with access to unprecedented amounts of knowledge. The pace of change at the interface between science and industry is accelerating, with seemingly no end in sight – and the results are transforming major aspects of our lives. Digitalization, climate change and globalization are just a few of the many megatrends that are having a lasting impact on the age in which we live. So what does all this mean for us as a technology company?

At Bosch, we don’t have our eyes fixed solely on the future – we also strive to get to the heart of the issues that matter.

Searching for answers is a fundamentally important part of what we do – and it has formed part of Bosch’s DNA for over 130 years. We firmly believe that research is not an end in itself – a constant race to develop new technologies – but rather something that makes a tangible contribution to improving the quality of people’s lives. That belief is reflected in the words “Invented for life” that appear on our products.

Without research, there can be no progress. And without progress, we cannot improve the quality of people’s lives.

Get inspired by research at Bosch!

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Fields of innovation

What drives the future of technology? Developing innovative solutions is one of our very top priorities. That’s why we decided to define specific areas of innovation in which we apply our research activities to accelerate the pace of technological progress.

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The results of our research

Development for development’s sake? That’s not how we work. We believe that research should always result in a tangible innovation. Something that changes people’s lives for the better. That’s why our innovations tend to pop up at all sorts of different times in people’s day-to-day lives. Which ones have you come across?

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Publications

As well as creating innovative products and technology that is “Invented for life”, our researchers also produce a steady stream of first-class scholarly publications.

Get to know our researchers

Dr. Kai Oliver Arras

Dr. Kai Oliver Arras

In 2015, I started as head of the robotics research program and Chief Expert for robotics. Being on an academic career track, I was attracted to joining Bosch Corporate Research by the prospect of combining the advantages of academic and corporate research: I can conduct and publish basic research that extends the state of the art and, at the same time, have societal impact by transferring the results of my research into real products. Prior to joining Bosch, I was assistant professor at the University of Freiburg. I also served as PC member for conferences on robotics (RSS, ISER, ECMR), human-robot interaction (HRI, ICSR, HAI), artificial intelligence (ICAPS, AAAI SA, ECAI), and computer vision (CVPR, ICCV), was Associate Editor of IJSR, ICRA (4x), IROS (3x), and authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications in those areas. I co-organized several workshops and conferences in different roles, was a member of the HRI steering committee and coordinator of EU-FP7 project SPENCER.

Dr. Raphaëlle Satet

Dr. Raphaëlle Satet

I am a materials scientist by training and joined Bosch in 2005 to work first on ceramics design. Then, as a process engineer in Tilburg (NL), I developed manufacturing processes in cross-functional teams. Since 2015, I have worked as a senior manager in the field of energy storage and converters. Here, the challenge is all about linking the performance and reliability of electrochemically active components to microstructural design and processing.

Gary Yama

Gary Yama

Engineer for development of new sensor fabrication processes to be used in next-generation products. I review new materials and processes and, depending on how promising they look, integrate them into prototypes for enhancement of sensor functionality. Using the cleanroom Stanford University wafer fabrication facility, parts are fabricated for proof of concept. If successful and there is market demand, they are transferred for mass production. Some of these parts are now commercialized for use in timing references by the spin-off company, SiTime.

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Our research experts

To prepare for future challenges in each and every area of our business, we rely on the outstanding expertise of our research staff. Learn more about them here.

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