The IEDM luncheon will be held on Tuesday, December 6 12:20 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
This year’s distinguished speaker is Prof. Roberto Cingolani from the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Genoa, Italy who will give a presentation titled “Translating evolution into technology: from biochemical robots to autonomous anthropomorphic machines”.
Nature has developed a number of smart solutions to make very efficient living machines over billions of years: from antibodies, to plants to humans. Reproducing the characteristics of these systems in a machine is the way of choice to create robots which integrate perfectly inside our body and/or around ourselves, up to the ultimate challenge of reproducing the unique mind-body nexus of humans.
In this frame, the discussion will preliminarily address a general comparison between living and artificial systems today. Artificial antibodies, plantoid robots, animaloids and humanoids will be presented, addressing the main technological topics, namely: New materials and biodegradability, Sensing, Power Sources, Manufacturing, Mind and Computation and Human-robot interaction.
Awards to be Presented:
2016 IEEE Cledo Brunetti Award
To: Akira Toriumi
“For contributions to CMOS device design from materials engineering to device physics.”
2016 IEEE Andrew S. Grove Award
To: Carlos H. Díaz
“For sustained contributions to and leadership in foundry advanced CMOS logic transistor technology.”
2016 IEEE Frederik Philips Award
To: Kelin J. Kuhn
“For technical leadership in the development and implementation of breakthrough CMOS technology.”
2016 IEEE David Sarnoff Award
To: Hiroyuki Matsunami
“For contributions to the development of silicon carbide (SiC) crystals and devices for advanced power electronics.”