Robots and Lattice Automata

Robots and Lattice Automata

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The book gives a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art research and engineering in theory and application of Lattice Automata in design and control of autonomous Robots. Automata and robots share the same notional meaning. Automata (originated from the latinization of the Greek word a€œIpI…I„IŒI¼IpI„IiI½a€) as self-operating autonomous machines invented from ancient years can be easily considered the first steps of robotic-like efforts. Automata are mathematical models of Robots and also they are integral parts of robotic control systems. A Lattice Automaton is a regular array or a collective of finite state machines, or automata. The Automata update their states by the same rules depending on states of their immediate neighbours. In the context of this book, Lattice Automata are used in developing modular reconfigurable robotic systems, path planning and map exploration for robots, as robot controllers, synchronisation of robot collectives, robot vision, parallel robotic actuators. All chapters are written in an accessible manner and lavishly illustrated. The book will help computer and robotic scientists and engineers to understand mechanisms of decentralised functioning of robotic collectives and to design future and emergent reconfigurable, parallel and distributed robotic systems.... cardiac cells [38], circadian pacemaker cells in the brain, metabolic synchrony in yeast cell suspensions, and crickets that chirp in ... in a number of natural systems is described by pulse-coupled oscillators that spontaneously lock into a common phase. ... Then, the oscillator i fires, xi is reset to zero, and the cycle repeats.

Title:Robots and Lattice Automata
Author:Georgios Ch. Sirakoulis, Andrew Adamatzky
Publisher:Springer - 2014-10-11


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