Manipulating with excitations: Waves or gliders?

Georgilas, I., Adamatzky, A. and Melhuish, C. (2013) Manipulating with excitations: Waves or gliders? In: ICRA 2013 Workshop - Unconventional Approaches to Robotics, Automation and Control, Inspired by Nature (UARACIN), Karlsruhe, Germany, May 6th-10th, 2013. Available from:

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Excitable media are classical examples of un- conventional computing devices. Using waves to represent information and wave interactions to represent information processing, excitable media achieve computation versatility comparable to traditional techniques. We aim to use waves in a discrete excitable media to create a controller for a novel smart surface manipulator. The manipulator uses these waves as control signals for an array of actuators to transfer, orient and aggregate objects. We present results of scoping experiments on distributed manipulating of objects with omni-directional waves and travelling localised excitations (gliders).

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:excitable media, cellular automata, smart surfaces
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Environment and Technology > Department of Computer Science and Creative Technologies
ID Code:20067
Deposited By: Dr I. Georgilas
Deposited On:28 May 2013 14:13
Last Modified:04 Mar 2018 02:44

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