The Automatic Ant: Compassless Constructions
Most readers of this book are no doubt familiar with John Conway’s famous Game of Life. Life is an example of what have come to be called cellular automata. I will discuss here another such automaton, called the ant, and though it is very easy to describe, its behavior is interesting and somewhat mysterious.
KeywordsCellular Automaton Cube Root Horizontal Line Segment Gray Cell Arrow Shaft
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