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The Fantastic Road Forward: The Future of 3D IC Design and the Discovery of Self-Replicating Living Robots

This week’s podcast is all about the future of 3D IC tools and methodologies and the newest advancement in xenobot research. Vinay Patwardhan (Cadence Design Systems) and I discuss the challenges engineers experience when designing 3D chips, where existing 3D-IC tools and methodologies fall short, and what type of analysis we need for a 3D stack system as opposed to a standard chip design. Also this week, I investigate how a group of researchers from the University of Vermont, Tufts University, and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University have discovered a brand new form of biological reproduction and how they used this new discovery to create the world’s first self-replicating living robots.

 

 

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Links for December 3, 2021

More information about the Integrity 3D-IC Platform from Cadence Design Systems

Team Builds First Living Robots That Can Reproduce (University of Vermont)

Xenobots: Building the First-Ever Self-Replicating Living Robots (Youtube)

Kinematic self-replication in reconfigurable organisms (Research Paper)

Previous Fish Fry Episode about Xenobots (from January 2021): New Kid on the BlockThe Rise of RISC-V, Embedded Design Trends, and Xenobots!

 

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