Monday, September 7, 2009

Plasmobot: the slime mold robot

"In recent years, single-celled organisms have been used to control six-legged robots, but Andrew Adamatzky at UWE wants to go one step further by making a complete "robot" out of a plasmodium slime mould, Physarum polycephalum, a commonly occurring mould that moves towards food sources such as bacteria and fungi, and shies away from light."

Andrew Adamatzky homepage:
"Not by strength, by guile."