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Augmenting Environmental Interfaces Using Physically-Compliant CMOS Electronics

Muhammad Mustafa Hussain

Electronics technology has enabled an era of computation-communication-infotainment. Going forward, by redesigning such high performance electronics can be used for soft-interfacing with biology. Specifically with the emergence of Internet of Everything, where people-process-device-data will be seamlessly connected, we are eager to know how nature works, how we can mimic them, how we can interface them more and more importantly how we can augment the quality of our life?

To address these important questions, inspired by nature, we are redesigning conventional CMOS electronics into physically fully compliant electronics to redefine their purposes. We integrate heterogeneous materials (classical crystalline and novel 1D/2D) and processes (state-of-the-art CMOS technology and emerging processes) through robust manufacturable processes to develop physically flexible, stretchable and reconfigurable standalone biocompatible CMOS electronic system. We are gradually using machine learning to incorporate AI and robotics into these electronic eco systems to make them interactive - without any human interface. Two such examples will be detailed: one of them is marine skin - an ultra-light weight (2.5 grams with 36 cm2 size) standalone biocompatible wearable which can monitor marine environment for up to 1 year at a depth of 2 km; the other example will demonstrate butterfly like sensors which can be used for plant growth monitoring and they are deployed through AI enabled UAVs but without any human intervention. These two unique examples will also touch upon the application of same electronic systems for human applications.

Speaker: Muhammad Mustafa Hussain, UC Berkeley


Wednesday, 02/20/19


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