On this award-winning show, you'll learn how Bosch turns research and development into real WOW moments. Twice a month, we illuminate a technology topic from different perspectives. In the first FROM KNOW-HOW to WOW episode of the month, our two hosts Shuko and Geoff present the challenges and successes of Bosch experts and dive into a world that makes life smarter, safer and more sustainable. This podcast is made for people who love technology and good stories, with topics ranging from astronauts to AI, forensic scientists to programmers and hoverboarders to flying tablets. Come along on our journey from KNOW-HOW to WOW. Two weeks after each episode, you can get extra nerdy bits of KNOW-HOW and WOWs in our Deep Dive shortcast, where we delve into a certain aspect of the respective topic. It’s an inspiring tech snack hosted by an avatar of Geoff's voice that is trained by an AI machine learning system.
DEEP DIVE: NEW AUDIO EXPERIENCES WITH HEAD-TRACKING SENSORS
10:59Geoff’s voice avatar has some trouble wrapping his head around the sensor fusion algorithms in head-tracking devices - in part because as a voice avatar by nature he neither has a head, nor a body. Fortunately, Bosch expert Ye Lu is excellent in explaining how different sensors can help correct each other’s errors and why school mathematics has its limits when you want to accurately determine rotation angles. In this deep dive, we also learn why the inventions of old geniuses like Foucault, Euler and Gauss are still relevant for state-of-the-art VR headsets, earbuds and other wearables. More Bosch podcasts: Beyond Bosch: https://podtail.com/de/podcast/beyond-bosch/ Mighty Micro: https://mightymicro.podigee.io/
NEW AUDIO EXPERIENCES WITH HEAD-TRACKING SENSORS
23:31Woooosh! Sounds are all around us, but when we wear headphones we are no longer moving through a soundscape, but carry the sounds with us, in our head. Head-tracking technology changes that and has a lot more interesting applications. Ye Lu aka “Kimmi” has developed the head-tracking feature in Bosch’s BHI 360 sensor. She takes us on a journey of challenges, successes and new challenges. Constantin Popp from the University of York explains how 3D sound can help gamers win. Come join Shuko and Geoff for an auditory and emotional rollercoaster ride! This episode is special. For the full effect, it is best to listen to it with headphones or at least stereo speakers. More Bosch podcasts: From Know-how to Wow “MEMS - With all (technical) senses”: https://fromknowhowtowow.podigee.io/4-mems Beyond Bosch: https://podtail.com/de/podcast/beyond-bosch/ Mighty Micro: https://mightymicro.podigee.io/
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DEEP DIVE: HOW CAN WEB3 HELP ENABLE TRUSTED COLLABORATION?
10:34Kaching! Your car just earned its own gas money. In the Economy of Things, cars and other machines and devices can become independent economic actors. As they interact and do business, they need to trust each other’s identities and that contracts between machines are executed as agreed upon. Web3 technology can enable these scenarios. Bosch researcher Dr. Nik Scharmann and our virtual host, Geoff’s voice avatar, dive into the challenges and opportunities of the Economy of Things. More Bosch podcasts: Beyond Bosch: https://podtail.com/de/podcast/beyond-bosch/ Mighty Micro: https://mightymicro.podigee.io/
HOW CAN WEB3 HELP ENABLE TRUSTED COLLABORATION?
22:28Cryptocurrencies are becoming more and more relevant, but they’re only a small part of what is called Web3, a decentralized Internet, based on distributed ledger technology. The idea behind Web3 is that in a highly connected world, the key to be successful is to find the right balance between cooperation and competition, a so-called “copetition”. At Bosch Connected World in Berlin, Shuko and Geoff talked about this to Bosch’s Chief Digital Officer, Tanja Rückert. From Cafer Ince they learned how Bosch Mobility Solutions is developing Web3-based applications. Marcel Kaiser provided some insights into the collaboration between the startup he works at, PolyCrypt, and Bosch. Is the industry warming up to the idea of a Web3-based marketplace? Show notes: More Bosch podcasts: Beyond Bosch: https://podtail.com/de/podcast/beyond-bosch/ Mighty Micro: https://mightymicro.podigee.io/
DEEP DIVE: MAKE CARS MORE SOFTWARE-DRIVEN!
8:39This is a first! Starting with this episode, we’ll bring you a monthly shortcast in addition to our regular episodes. Nerd alert: here’s your chance to dive deeper into one specific aspect of the previous episode. This time, we’re back at Bosch Connected World in Berlin to learn more about software-defined vehicles. A whole hackathon was organized around SDV with teams using open-source tools to develop automotive applications. Guess who’s hosting our deep dives. Hint: it’s neither Shuko nor Geoff, but someone – or something – similar. Tune in and find out!
MAKE CARS MORE SOFTWARE-DRIVEN!
28:39What 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/
OBJECT-THROWING ROBOTS: CATCH THIS!
34:05Throwing 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/
34:25How 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/
30:25What’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/
SAVING ENERGY WITH HOMECOM PRO
31:42Not 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/