Nonlinear Theory and Its Applications, IEICE
Online ISSN : 2185-4106
ISSN-L : 2185-4106
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Design of single-electron “slime-mold” circuit and its application to solving optimal path planning problem
Yuya ShindeTakahide Oya
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2014 Volume 5 Issue 1 Pages 80-88


We propose a single-electron “slime mold” circuit that can find the shortest path of a maze based on the behaviors of slime molds. The circuit consists of a single-electron reaction-diffusion (SE-RD) circuit and logic gate circuits. An SE-RD circuit can be used to represent the dilatation behaviors of slime molds. In this study, a slime mold model that was originally developed for cellular automata is used for the logic gate circuit. We used a Monte Carlo simulation to confirm that the proposed circuit can operate like slime molds. Moreover, it was able to find the optimal path of any maze.

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