New Generation Computing

, Volume 33, Issue 3, pp 297–318 | Cite as

Swarm Networks in Brownian Environments

  • Masashi Mori
  • Teijiro IsokawaEmail author
  • Ferdinand Peper
  • Nobuyuki Matsui


Swarm Networks are a generalization of Cellular Automata, in which the neighborhoods and functionalities of cells are determined by the presence or absence of connections between cells. This paper presents a Swarm Network in which connections can be changed dynamically, and in which the cells (called “agents”) are subject to Brownian motion. According to these characteristics, the model mimics behavior typically encountered in biological organisms. We show that this model is capable of universal computation by constructing a universal Brownian circuit based on it.


Swarm Network Turing Machine Brownian Motion Delay-insensitive Circuit 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Masashi Mori
    • 1
  • Teijiro Isokawa
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ferdinand Peper
    • 2
  • Nobuyuki Matsui
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of EngineeringUniversity of HyogoHimejiJapan
  2. 2.Center for Information and Neural NetworksNational Institute of Information and Communications TechnologySuitaJapan

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