On plant roots logical gates

Andrew Adamatzky, Georgios Sirakoulis, Genaro J. Martinez, Frantisek Baluska, Stefano Mancuso

Theoretical constructs of logical gates implemented with plant roots are morphological computing asynchronous devices. Values of Boolean variables are represented by plant roots. A presence of a plant root at a given site symbolises the logical {\sc True}, an absence the logical {\sc False}. Logical functions are calculated via interaction between roots. Two types of two-inputs-two-outputs gates are proposed: a gate $\langle x, y \rangle \rightarrow \langle xy, x+y \rangle$ where root apexes are guided by gravity and a gate $\langle x, y \rangle \rightarrow \langle \overline{x}y, x \rangle$ where root apexes are guided by humidity. We propose a design of binary half-adder based on the gates.

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