Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany
Andreas Mueller is a Senior Expert and Project Manager within the Corporate Research Department of Robert Bosch GmbH in Stuttgart, Germany. In his current role, he is coordinating Bosch’s research activities in the area of future industrial connectivity infrastructures, with a special focus on wireless communications and emerging 5G technologies. This is done in close collaboration with various business units and external partners in order to ensure a high practical relevance. In addition to that, he is chairing the “Task Force 5G” of the ZVEI, which has the goal to consolidate and represent the interests of the industrial automation industry with respect to 5G.
Prior to joining Bosch, Andreas was a Research Staff Member at the Institute of Telecommunications of the University of Stuttgart, Germany, where he was contributing to the further development of the 3GPP Long Term Evolution towards LTE-Advanced. Besides, he was working as a Systems Engineer for Rohde & Schwarz, developing a novel software-defined radio based communication system for the German Armed Forces. Andreas holds a German Diploma degree as well as a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering (with distinction) and a M.Sc. degree in Information Technology, all from the University of Stuttgart, Germany.
5G Expectations from the Manufacturing Industry
5G is approaching quickly and massively and may have a disruptive impact on the manufacturing industry. This talk briefly outlines why 5G may play such an important role for Industry 4.0 and what special properties, characteristics and requirements have to be taken into account in industrial settings. Furthermore, some major success factors are presented, which cover both technical as well as non-technical aspects. Finally a new initiative is briefly introduced, which has the goal to bring all relevant stakeholders together in order to ensure the success of 5G for Industry 4.0.