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Self-replicating loop with universal construction

Mange, D., Stauffe, A., Petraglio, E. and Tempesti, G. (2003) Self-replicating loop with universal construction. Physics D: Nonlinear Phenomena, 191 (1-2). pp. 178-192. ISSN 0167-2789

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Abstract

After a survey of the theory and some realizations of self-replicating machines, this paper presents a novel self-replicating loop endowed with universal construction properties. Based on the hardware implementation of the so-called Tom Thumb algorithm, the design of this loop leads to a new kind of cellular automaton made of a processing and a control units. The self-replication of the “LSL” acronym serves as an artificial cell division example of the loop and results in a new and straightforward methodology for the self-replication of computing machines of any dimensions.

Item Type: Article
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Electronics (York)
Depositing User: York RAE Import
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2009 16:15
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2009 16:15
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physd.2003.11.003
Status: Published
Publisher: Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam.
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.physd.2003.11.003
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/7232

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