Manipulating objects with gliders in cellular automata


Georgilas, I., Adamatzky, A. and Melhuish, C., 2012. Manipulating objects with gliders in cellular automata. In: 2012 IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering: Green Automation Toward a Sustainable Society, CASE 2012, 2012-08-20 - 2012-08-24.

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Micro-scale manipulation of objects is a growing requirement in specialised industries, especially those related to assembly of fragile micro-components. Widely implemented techniques in robotics and automation do not always cope with the delicate nature of the process. To improve the micro-scale manipulators we consider both hardware and software issues, and focus on designing massive-parallel embedded controllers for non-trivial actuating surfaces. This paper offers an initial insight on cellular automata (CA) gliders control of a smart surface. A brief presentation of the prototype hardware will be given along with a justification on the selection of manipulated objects. The formulation of the excitable CA lattice is presented and experimental data is analysed. The results support the capabilities of a fully distributed CA controlled massive parallel manipulation architecture. © 2012 IEEE.


Item Type Conference or Workshop Items (UNSPECIFIED)
CreatorsGeorgilas, I., Adamatzky, A. and Melhuish, C.
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Uncontrolled Keywordscontrol and systems engineering,electrical and electronic engineering
DepartmentsFaculty of Engineering & Design > Mechanical Engineering
ID Code55839


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