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Wolfgang Banzhaf and Lidia Yamamoto

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780262029438

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262029438.001.0001

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Automata and Machines

Automata and Machines

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(p.195) Chapter 10 Automata and Machines
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Artificial Chemistries
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Wolfgang Banzhaf

Lidia Yamamoto

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262029438.003.0010

This chapter discusses another important class of systems in which ACs have been implemented. Historically, these were one of the first implementations of ACs. After a brief introduction to the general concept, a broad class of abstract automata, finite-state automata are discussed. Next are Turing machines, von Neumann machines and Cellular Automata. Examples of implementations within each of these classes follow in subsequent sections: Artificial molecular machines, Typogenetics, Polymers within the framework of Turing machines; the automata reaction, assembler automata, Coreworld, Tierra within the framework of von Neumann machines; Avida, self-replicating loops and bondable automata within the framework of Cellular Automata.

Keywords:   ALU, Artificial organisms, Embedded particles, Enzymes, Periodic table, Polymers, Self-evolution, Transition function, Turing Tape

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