PhysarumSoft - a Software Tool for Programming Physarum Machines and Simulating Physarum Games
Andrew Schumann, Krzysztof Pancerz
Citation: Proceedings of the 2015 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, M. Ganzha, L. Maciaszek, M. Paprzycki (eds). ACSIS, Vol. 5, pages 607–614 (2015)
Abstract. In the paper, we describe selected functionality of the current version of a new software tool, called PhysarumSoft, developed for programming Physarum machines and simulating Physarum games. The tool was designed for the Java platform. A Physarum machine is a biological computing device implemented in the plasmodium of Physarum polycephalum or Badhamia utricularis that are one-cell organisms able to build programmable complex networks. The plasmodial stage of such organisms is a natural transition system that can be used as the medium for solving different computational tasks as well as creating bio-inspired strategy games.