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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7551/978-0-262-33027-5-ch006
Pages 18–24
First published 20 July 2015

Majority Gates and Circular Computation in Slime Mould

Genaro J. Martínez, Andrew Adamatzky, Richard Mayne, Fangyue Chen, and Qinbin He

Abstract

Slime mould has been proven to be a fruitful living substrate for implementing a wide range of computing circuits from computational geometry to collision-based logical circuits to robot control. It is apparent, however, that constructing work-ing real-time universal processors from the slime mould is non-trivial task. We explore here similarities between development of slime mould protoplasmic tubes, transportation of cytoplasm inside the tubes and dynamics of propagating patterns in cellular automata. Based on these analogies we will propose computing devices realisable in the living slime mould.