By Andrew Adamatzky
This booklet is dedicated to Slime mold Physarum polycephalum, that is a huge unmarried mobilephone able for disbursed sensing, concurrent info processing, parallel computation and decentralized actuation. the convenience of culturing and experimenting with Physarum makes this slime mildew an awesome substrate for real-world implementations of unconventional sensing and computing devices
The ebook is a treatise of theoretical and experimental laboratory experiences on sensing and computing houses of slime mold, and at the improvement of mathematical and logical theories of Physarum habit.
It is proven tips on how to make logical gates and circuits, digital units (memristors, diodes, transistors, wires, chemical and tactile sensors) with the slime mold. The publication demonstrates the way to regulate homes of Physarum computing circuits with practical nano-particles and polymers, to interface the slime mold with field-programmable arrays, and to exploit Physarum as a controller of microbial gasoline cells.
A detailed multi-agent version of slime is proven to serve good as a software program slime mildew able for fixing difficulties of computational geometry and graph optimization. The multiagent version is complemented by way of mobile automata versions with parallel accelerations. provided mathematical versions encouraged via Physarum comprise non-quantum implementation of Shor's factorization, structural studying, computation of shortest course tree on dynamic graphs, offer chain community layout, p-adic computing and syllogistic reasoning.
The e-book is a different composition of brilliant and lavishly illustrated essays that allows you to encourage scientists, engineers and artists to take advantage of ordinary phenomena in designs of destiny and emergent computing and sensing units. it's a 'bible' of experimental computing with spatially prolonged residing substrates, it spanstopics from biology of slime mildew, to bio-sensing, to unconventional computing units and robotics, non-classical logics and song and arts.
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Advances in Physarum Machines: Sensing and Computing with Slime Mould (Emergence, Complexity and Computation) by Andrew Adamatzky