Leader Election and Shape Formation with Self-Organizing Programmable Matter

@inproceedings{Derakhshandeh2015LeaderEA,
  title={Leader Election and Shape Formation with Self-Organizing Programmable Matter},
  author={Zahra Derakhshandeh and Robert Gmyr and Thim Strothmann and Rida A. Bazzi and Andr{\'e}a W. Richa and Christian Scheideler},
  booktitle={DNA},
  year={2015}
}
Imagine that we had a piece of matter that can change its physical properties like shape, density, conductivity, or color in a programmable fashion based on either user input or autonomous sensing. This is the vision behind what is commonly known as programmable matter. Many proposals have already been made for realizing programmable matter, ranging from DNA tiles, shape-changing molecules, and cells created via synthetic biology to reconfigurable modular robotics. We are particularly… CONTINUE READING