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Collision-free path planning in the Belousov-Zhabotinsky medium assisted by a cellular automaton

Adamatzky, A. and de Lacy Costello, B. (2002) Collision-free path planning in the Belousov-Zhabotinsky medium assisted by a cellular automaton. Naturwissenschaften, 89 (10). pp. 474-478. ISSN 1432-1904

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00114-002-0363-6

Abstract

The paper details a novel experimental approach to utilising the BZ reaction to compute the shortest collision free path through a number of obstacles. Natural excitation wave dynamics are harnessed in order to simulate and partially solve the computation in parallel - finally by coupling to a reaction diffusion inspired CA model the shortest path can be computed. This hybrid chemical/software based approach utilising a wave based computing architecture is highly novel. The article was published in a general science journal showing that the field of chemical computing is a subject relevant and of interest to a wide cross-section of scientific researchers.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:path planning, Belousov-Zhabotinsky, cellular automaton
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Environment and Technology
Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences > Department of Biological, Biomedical and Analytical Sciences
ID Code:5923
Deposited By: R. Upload account
Deposited On:22 Jan 2010 15:10
Last Modified:17 Feb 2015 15:59

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