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
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE