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EPSRC Reference: GR/S79640/01
Title: Smart Table: Massively Parallel Actuator Array Controlled By Non-Linear Medium (Pilot Project)
Principal Investigator: Adamatzky, Professor A
Other Investigators:
Ackerman, Dr M Melhuish, Professor C
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Department: Faculty of Environment and Technology
Organisation: University of the West of England
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 October 2004 Ends: 30 September 2006 Value (£): 95,234
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Instrumentation Eng. & Dev. New & Emerging Comp. Paradigms
Robotics & Autonomy
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No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
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We will develop theoretical foundation for designing and programming parallel non-linear medium based manipulator, which intelligently transports, filters, orients and positions several objects at a time. The parallel manipulator will have a modular structure; its control units and effectors will be arranged in a regular locally connected network. All actuators, sensors and elements of the non-linear medium will work in parallel. In designing the computational model of manipulator we will realise novel ideas of actuation in a non-linear medium; manipulating objects by the employment of spreading and growing patterns of diffusive wave-fronts and waves of excitation. The control of the actuator will be based on advances and findings in the fields of non-linear physics, smart materials and structures, space-time dynamics in disordered media, phenomenology of pattern formation and emergence of computation in optical, reaction-diffusion chemical and biological excitable media.
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