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Hardware implementation of a biomimicking hybrid CA (2018)
Book Chapter
Madikas, M., Tsompanas, M., Dourvas, N., Sirakoulis, G., Jones, J., & Adamatzky, A. (2018). Hardware implementation of a biomimicking hybrid CA. In A. Dennunzio, K. Nishinari, L. Manzoni, G. Mauri, & S. El Yacoubi (Eds.), International Conference on Cellular AutomataSpringer Nature

A hybrid model, combining a Cellular Automaton (CA) and a multi-agent system, was proposed to mimic the computation abilities of the plasmodium of Physarum polycephalum. This model was implemented on software, as well as, on hardware, namely on a Fie... Read More about Hardware implementation of a biomimicking hybrid CA.

Representation of shape mediated by environmental stimuli in Physarum polycephalum and a multi-agent model (2017)
Journal Article
Jones, J., Mayne, R., & Adamatzky, A. (2017). Representation of shape mediated by environmental stimuli in Physarum polycephalum and a multi-agent model. International Journal of Parallel, Emergent and Distributed Systems, 32(2), 166-184. https://doi.org/10.1080/17445760.2015.1044005

© 2015 Taylor & Francis. The slime mould Physarum polycephalum is known to construct protoplasmic transport networks which approximate proximity graphs by foraging for nutrients during its plasmodial life cycle stage. In these networks, nodes are r... Read More about Representation of shape mediated by environmental stimuli in Physarum polycephalum and a multi-agent model.

On coupled oscillator dynamics and incident behaviour patterns in slime mould Physarum polycephalum: Emergence of wave packets, global streaming clock frequencies and anticipation of periodic stimuli (2016)
Journal Article
Mayne, R., Jones, J., Gale, E., & Adamatzky, A. (2017). On coupled oscillator dynamics and incident behaviour patterns in slime mould Physarum polycephalum: Emergence of wave packets, global streaming clock frequencies and anticipation of periodic stimuli. International Journal of Parallel, Emergent and Distributed Systems, 32(1), 95-118. https://doi.org/10.1080/17445760.2016.1156108

Slime mould Physarum polycephalum is a single cell which physically oscillates via contraction of actomyosin in order to achieve motility. Several of its apparently ‘intelligent’ behaviour patterns such as anticipatory responses to periodic stimuli h... Read More about On coupled oscillator dynamics and incident behaviour patterns in slime mould Physarum polycephalum: Emergence of wave packets, global streaming clock frequencies and anticipation of periodic stimuli.

Towards a Physarum learning chip (2016)
Journal Article
Whiting, J. G., Whiting, J., Jones, J., Bull, L., Levin, M., & Adamatzky, A. (2016). Towards a Physarum learning chip. Scientific Reports, 6, 19948. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep19948

Networks of protoplasmic tubes of organism Physarum polycehpalum are macro-scale structures which optimally span multiple food sources to avoid repellents yet maximize coverage of attractants. When data are presented by configurations of attractants... Read More about Towards a Physarum learning chip.

Evaluation of French motorway network in relation to slime mould transport networks (2016)
Journal Article
Adamatzky, A., Allard, O., Jones, J., & Armstrong, R. (2017). Evaluation of French motorway network in relation to slime mould transport networks. Environment and Planning B: Urban Analytics and City Science, 44(2), 364-383. https://doi.org/10.1177/0265813515626924

© The Author(s) 2016. France has developed a high quality motorway system that has been rapidly rationalised and matured in the late 20th century yet has been founded on ancient, Roman infrastructures. The development of the motorway system is thus a... Read More about Evaluation of French motorway network in relation to slime mould transport networks.

Quantitative transformation for implementation of adder circuits in physical systems (2015)
Journal Article
Whiting, J. G., Jones, J., Whiting, J., & Adamatzky, A. (2015). Quantitative transformation for implementation of adder circuits in physical systems. BioSystems, 134, 16-23. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biosystems.2015.05.005

© 2015 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. Computing devices are composed of spatial arrangements of simple fundamental logic gates. These gates may be combined to form more complex adding circuits and, ultimately, complete computer systems. Implementing classical... Read More about Quantitative transformation for implementation of adder circuits in physical systems.

Network coarsening dynamics in a plasmodial slime mould: Modelling and experiments (2015)
Journal Article
Baumgarten, W., Jones, J., & Hauser, M. (2015). Network coarsening dynamics in a plasmodial slime mould: Modelling and experiments. Acta Physica Polonica B, 46(6), 1201-1218. https://doi.org/10.5506/APhysPolB.46.1201

The giant unicellular slime mould Physarum polycephalum forms an extended network of stands (veins) that provide for an effective intracellular transportation system, which coarsens in time. The network coarsening was investigated numerically using a... Read More about Network coarsening dynamics in a plasmodial slime mould: Modelling and experiments.

Mechanisms inducing parallel computation in a model of physarum polycephalum transport networks (2015)
Journal Article
Jones, J. (2015). Mechanisms inducing parallel computation in a model of physarum polycephalum transport networks. Parallel Processing Letters, 25(1), https://doi.org/10.1142/S0129626415400046

The giant amoeboid organism true slime mould Physarum polycephalum dynamically adapts its body plan in response to changing environmental conditions and its protoplasmic transport network is used to distribute nutrients within the organism. These net... Read More about Mechanisms inducing parallel computation in a model of physarum polycephalum transport networks.

On using compressibility to detect when slime mould completed computation (2015)
Journal Article
Adamatzky, A., & Jones, J. (2016). On using compressibility to detect when slime mould completed computation. Complexity, 21(5), 162-175. https://doi.org/10.1002/cplx.21645

© 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Slime mould Physarum polycephalum is a single cell visible by an unaided eye. The slime mould optimizes its network of protoplasmic tubes in gradients of attractants and repellents. This behavior is interpreted as compu... Read More about On using compressibility to detect when slime mould completed computation.

A morphological adaptation approach to path planning inspired by slime mould (2015)
Journal Article
Jones, J. (2015). A morphological adaptation approach to path planning inspired by slime mould. International Journal of General Systems, 44(3), 279-291. https://doi.org/10.1080/03081079.2014.997526

Path planning is a classic problem in computer science and robotics which has recently been implemented in unconventional computing substrates such as chemical reaction–diffusion computers. These novel computing schemes utilise the parallel spatial p... Read More about A morphological adaptation approach to path planning inspired by slime mould.

Approximation of statistical analysis and estimation by morphological adaptation in a model of slime mould (2015)
Journal Article
Jones, J., & Adamatzky, A. (2015). Approximation of statistical analysis and estimation by morphological adaptation in a model of slime mould. International Journal of Unconventional Computing, 11(1), 37-62

True slime mould Physarum polycephalum approximates a range of complex computations via growth and adaptation of its protoplasmic transport network, stimulating a large body of recent research into how such a simple organism can perform such complex... Read More about Approximation of statistical analysis and estimation by morphological adaptation in a model of slime mould.

On the role of the plasmodial cytoskeleton in facilitating intelligent behavior in slime mold physarum polycephalum (2015)
Journal Article
Mayne, R., Adamatzky, A., & Jones, J. (2015). On the role of the plasmodial cytoskeleton in facilitating intelligent behavior in slime mold physarum polycephalum. Communicative and Integrative Biology, 8(4), 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1080/19420889.2015.1059007

© Richard Mayne, Andrew Adamatzky, and Jeff Jones. The plasmodium of slime mold Physarum polycephalum behaves as an amorphous reaction-diffusion computing substrate and is capable of apparently ‘intelligent’ behavior. But how does intelligence emerge... Read More about On the role of the plasmodial cytoskeleton in facilitating intelligent behavior in slime mold physarum polycephalum.

Exploiting environmental computation in a multi-agent model of slime mould (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Jones, J. (2014, September). Exploiting environmental computation in a multi-agent model of slime mould. Presented at ABBII International Symposium on Artificial, Biological and Bio-Inspired Intelligence

Very simple organisms, such as the single-celled amoeboid slime mould Physarumpolycephalum possess no neural tissue yet, despite this, are known to exhibit complex biological and computational behaviour. Given such limited resources, can environmenta... Read More about Exploiting environmental computation in a multi-agent model of slime mould.

Material-based non-neural analogues of lateral inhibition: A multi-agent approach (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Jones, J. (2014, September). Material-based non-neural analogues of lateral inhibition: A multi-agent approach. Paper presented at Adaptive Materials, Devices and Systems Towards Unconventional Computing and Robotics: Modeling and Implementation

Lateral Inhibition (LI) phenomena occur in a wide range of sensory modalities and are most famously described in the human visual system. In LI the activity of a stimulated neuron is itself excited and suppresses the activity of its local neighbours... Read More about Material-based non-neural analogues of lateral inhibition: A multi-agent approach.

Material approximation of data smoothing and spline curves inspired by slime mould (2014)
Journal Article
Jones, J., & Adamatzky, A. (2014). Material approximation of data smoothing and spline curves inspired by slime mould. Bioinspiration and Biomimetics, 9(3), https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-3182/9/3/036016

The giant single-celled slime mould Physarum polycephalum is known to approximate a number of network problems via growth and adaptation of its protoplasmic transport network and can serve as an inspiration towards unconventional, material-based comp... Read More about Material approximation of data smoothing and spline curves inspired by slime mould.

Computation of the travelling salesman problem by a shrinking blob (2014)
Journal Article
Jones, J., & Adamatzky, A. (2014). Computation of the travelling salesman problem by a shrinking blob. Natural Computing, 13(1), 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11047-013-9401-x

The travelling salesman problem (TSP) is a well known and challenging combinatorial optimisation problem. Its computational intractability has attracted a number of heuristic approaches to generate satisfactory, if not optimal, candidate solutions. S... Read More about Computation of the travelling salesman problem by a shrinking blob.

Emergence of self-organized amoeboid movement in a multi-agent approximation of Physarum polycephalum (2012)
Journal Article
Jones, J., & Adamatzky, A. (2012). Emergence of self-organized amoeboid movement in a multi-agent approximation of Physarum polycephalum. Bioinspiration and Biomimetics, 7(1), 016009. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-3182/7/1/016009

The giant single-celled slime mould Physarum polycephalum exhibits complex morphological adaptation and amoeboid movement as it forages for food and may be seen as a minimal example of complex robotic behaviour. Swarm computation has previously been... Read More about Emergence of self-organized amoeboid movement in a multi-agent approximation of Physarum polycephalum.