Accession Number : AD0665523

Title :   AUTOMATON RESEARCH: DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, COMPLEXITY, ADAPTATION.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR DEPT OF COMMUNICATION SCIENCES

Report Date : FEB 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The Office of Naval Research sponsored research program of the Logic of Computers Group of The University of Michigan is reviewed, and principal resulting reports and papers listed. The research first concentrated on showing the existence or non-existence of mechanical design procedures for computing automata. Later research included research on problems of automata which grow and reproduce, and problems of measuring the complexity of machines. Automaton composition decomposition problems were studied employing the methods of group and semi-group theory, category theory, and graph theory. Some problems of adaptation and learning in machines, as well as the relationship between probabilistic and deterministic machines were also examined. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LEARNING MACHINES, SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH), (*AUTOMATION, SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH), COMPUTER LOGIC, AUTOMATA, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, ADAPTIVE SYSTEMS, GROUPS(MATHEMATICS), GRAPHICS, INFORMATION THEORY, BIBLIOGRAPHIES

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Bionics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE