Complex Systems

Two-dimensional Four Color Cellular Automaton: Surface Explorations Download PDF

Robert H. Barbour
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School of Computing and Information Systems,
Unitec New Zealand,
Carrington Road, Mount Albert, Auckland, New Zealand


An implementation of a two bit Gray-coded temporal logic based cellular automaton created several emergent properties. A program implementing the two-dimensional four color cellular automaton using Ant Farm is demonstrated. New and previously described emergent integer sequences are also identified. Possible applications in spatial modeling, knowledge domain modeling, and mobile robot movement are suggested.