Automaton

An automaton (plural: automata or automatons) is a self-operating machine. The word is sometimes used to describe an old-fashioned robot, more specifically an autonomous robot. An alternative spelling, now obsolete, is automation.

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Aperiodic Finite State Automaton
... An aperiodic finite-state automaton is a finite-state automaton whose transition monoid is aperiodic ...
Automaton - In Film
... Fixing the "mechanical man" automaton, created by the character of George Méliès, is the life's mission for the central character Hugo in the 2011 film "Hugo" ...
Byl's Loop - Details
... years after Langton's simplification of Codd's automaton, which produced a simpler automaton that would reproduce itself in 151 time-steps ... John Byl simpli­fied Langton's automaton further, with an even smaller automaton that reproduced in just 25 time-steps ... Byl's automaton consisted of an array of 12 chips — of which 4 or 5 could be counted as the instruction tape — and 43 transition rules, while Langton's ...
Counter Automaton
... In computer science, a counter automaton is a Pushdown automaton with only two symbols, A and the initial symbol in (the finite set of stack symbols) ... The automaton can use the symbol A to count the number of a's in x (writing an A for each a in x) and deleting an A for each b in x ...
Curtis–Hedlund–Lyndon Theorem - Application To Reversible Cellular Automata
... A cellular automaton is said to be reversible when every configuration of the automaton has exactly one predecessor ... the time-reversed dynamics of the cellular automaton may itself be generated using a different cellular automaton rule ... However, the neighborhood of a cell in the reverse automaton may be significantly larger than the neighborhood of the same cell in the forward automaton ...