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Robots and Lattice Automata

  • Georgios Ch. Sirakoulis
  • Andrew Adamatzky

Part of the Emergence, Complexity and Computation book series (ECC, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Arnold L. Rosenberg
    Pages 1-31
  3. Nick Eckenstein, Mark Yim
    Pages 47-75
  4. Kohji Tomita, Haruhisa Kurokawa, Eiichi Yoshida, Akiya Kamimura, Satoshi Murata, Shigeru Kokaji
    Pages 77-96
  5. E. Arena, P. Arena, L. Patané
    Pages 97-116
  6. Rolf Hoffmann, Dominique Désérable
    Pages 117-147
  7. Konstantinos Charalampous, Ioannis Kostavelis, Evangelos Boukas, Angelos Amanatiadis, Lazaros Nalpantidis, Christos Emmanouilidis et al.
    Pages 175-196
  8. Konstantinos Ioannidis, Georgios Ch. Sirakoulis, Ioannis Andreadis
    Pages 197-228
  9. Athanasios Ch. Kapoutsis, Savvas A. Chatzichristofis, Georgios Ch. Sirakoulis, Lefteris Doitsidis, Elias B. Kosmatopoulos
    Pages 229-246
  10. Ioannis Georgilas, Andrew Adamatzky, Chris Melhuish
    Pages 295-309
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 311-313

About this book


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 “αυτόματον”) 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.



Autonomous Systems Cellular Automata Complexity Computation Distributed Systems Engineering Finite State Machines Lattice Automata Modularity Reconfiguration Robots

Editors and affiliations

  • Georgios Ch. Sirakoulis
    • 1
  • Andrew Adamatzky
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringDemocritus University of ThraceXanthiGreece
  2. 2.Unconventional Computing CentreUniversity of the West of EnglandBristolUnited Kingdom

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