This is the journal of my 2 year trip to Japan. "Why are you going there?", people ask me. I usually reply, "To learn about intelligent robots". But I'm thinking of using a better one, "To get these damn robots out of my mind!" -- Ricardo Carnieri


Friday, March 26, 2004

Had a meeting with the other Monbusho fellows, former fellows and the Japanese consul. I finally received the flight tickets. The consul invited us over to his house for dinner, and we talked a lot about Japanese and Brazilian culture, our research projects in Japan, among others.

Thursday, March 04, 2004

I'm almost done reading "The Predictors". This book has turned my attention to cellular automata once more. I found this "Introduction on cellular automata" which has some interesting references, including one on using CA's as an alternative to differential equations. Let's see if there's something interesting in this direction.

Monday, March 01, 2004

I've been reading some articles on self-organizing systems and complexity (again). See this.

Here is a program based on the cellular automata described in Langton's article "Life at the Edge of Chaos".

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