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Want to know how Bosch turns research into those real life “WOW” moments? In each episode of this podcast, our resident hosts 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.

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.

Collage of three Bosch researchers thinking about new technology

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Trailer

Welcome to the Bosch Global podcast! Get to know our resident show hosts Melena and Geoff in this trailer. In each show, they will meet first-class tech experts taking you on a deep-dive into their smart world. Be curious. Be wowed!

Bosch reasearcher Sam Das with SoundSee device

SoundSee technology

SoundSee technology

This episode is all about sound — more specifically about seeing with sound. Three guests share insights with how they use sound in their daily lives to overcome vastly different challenges. Our journey takes us into the depths of crime, into the heights of flying — and even into space, where Bosch technology is listening for malfunctions…

Graphic showing a man sitting behind the steering wheel in a car and looking at the innovative virtual sun visor from Bosch.

Virtual Visor: safe eyes, safe lifes

Virtual Visor: safe eyes, safe lifes

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.

Bosch experts Emma Abel and Richard Fix in the background. In front of them you can see a graphic of a MEMS Sensor.

MEMS — with all (technical) senses

MEMS — with all (technical) senses

What is smaller than your pinky finger nail but packs a big punch? The answer: Microelectromechanical systems or MEMS sensors. In this episode, our hosts Melena and Geoff will focus on one of the most interesting MEMS: the rotation sensor or gyroscope.

Graphic showing Bosch researcher Martin Schulz with Vivalytic test devices

Covid-19: reliably test results with Vivalytic in 39 minutes

Covid-19: reliably test results with Vivalytic in 39 minutes

One of the keys to fighting the coronavirus pandemic is to rapidly identify sources of infection. This episode of “From Know-how to wow” introduces you to Vivalytic, a universal platform for molecular laboratory diagnostics that allows to test a wide variety of samples and to perform fully automated analytical procedures within a very short timeframe.

Graphic with Bosch experts Markus Ohnmacht and Tobias Beck and the Solid Oxile Fuel Cell (SOFC).

Fuel cells: space age tech down to earth

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. And for the techie stuff, Mike also explains why space engineers rely on fuel cells to power space shuttles, while the 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.

Graphic with Bosch experts Joachim Frangen and Zico Kolter and the new Bosch technology “Planatix”.

Hoverboards — the tech behind levitation

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…

Bosch associates Khagendra Tapa and Harald Moschütz, standing behind a Bosch washing machine.

Tech for climate

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 sustainable 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. 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.

Bosch associates Kaustubh Ghandi and Thomas Nilsson with the AI fitness tracker

AI fitness tracker — beating the “coronatine”

AI fitness tracker — beating the “coronatine”

This episode makes Melena and Geoff sweat, training not only their muscles to beat the “coronatine” but their Bosch fitness trackers as well. The world’s first self-learning AI sensor for wearable tech 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 Bosch 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.

Bosch researcher Liu Ren looking at a data visualization with icons flying around him.

Visual Analytics — what’s in the box?

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. Bosch uses the power of visuals in order to create safer and more robust Artificial Intelligence.

Bosch researchers Andreas Merz and Thomas Buck with a microphone for siren detection.

Siren detection, or: why cars need ears

Siren detection, or: why cars need ears

Nee-naw. Pin-pon. Tatü-Tata — how many sirens can you recognize? If you were a fan of the emergency vehicle as a child then you will have no problem naming a few, but the variations across the World make it a trickier quiz! This episode of From KNOW-HOW to WOW is all about the sound 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. 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.

In this collage, Bosch project manager Otto Graf and software architect Enrico Neuber look at an oversized 300mm wafer. In the foreground is a photo of the new Bosch Wafer Fab in Dresden.

Factory of the future PART I: How to build one of the cleanest places on Earth

Factory of the future PART I: How to build one of the cleanest places on Earth

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. We 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!

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