On plant roots logical gates

Adamatzky, A. (2017) On plant roots logical gates. BioSystems, 156. pp. 40-45. ISSN 0303-2647 Available from: http://eprints.uwe.ac.uk/31670

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Publisher's URL: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.biosystems.2017.04.002

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Theoretical constructs of logical gates implemented with plant roots are morphological computing asynchronous devices. Values of Boolean variables are represented by plant roots. A presence of a plant root at a given site symbolises the logical {\sc True}, an absence the logical {\sc False}. Logical functions are calculated via interaction between roots. Two types of two-inputs-two-outputs gates are proposed: a gate $\langle x, y \rangle \rightarrow \langle xy, x+y \rangle$ where root apexes are guided by gravity and a gate $\langle x, y \rangle \rightarrow \langle \overline{x}y, x \rangle$ where root apexes are guided by humidity. We propose a design of binary half-adder based on the gates.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:plant roots, logical gates, unconventional computing
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Environment and Technology > Department of Computer Science and Creative Technologies
ID Code:31670
Deposited By: Professor A. Adamatzky
Deposited On:26 Apr 2017 15:11
Last Modified:30 Apr 2018 06:30

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