Accession Number:

AD0688840

Title:

VON NEUMANN'S SELF-REPRODUCING AUTOMATA

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR LOGIC OF COMPUTERS GROUP

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

113.0

Abstract:

John von Neumanns kinematic and cellular automaton systems are described. A complete informal description of the cellular system is presented including an explanation of the realization of logical components, the design of computer organs, the construction, destruction and movement of organs by sequences of internally originated pulses, universal computation and construction, and self-reproduction. Connections between von Neumanns automaton research and his work on computer design are brought out, and the significance of cellular arrays for biological research discussed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Hardware
  • Bionics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE