The journal version of our paper on Turning Machines is publihed, and aailbile for free by Open Access.

As the paper title says, Turning Machines are a simple algorithmic model for molecular robotics.

The model is designed to be simple enough to be implementable in the lab, yet programmable. Execution of an algorithm corresponds to folding a shape. The system starts out as a straight-line chain of monomers, and when programmed (or given input), the system folds into a shape. A single initial line of monomers is capable of folding many shapes, depending on how its programmed, just like how your computer performs different actions depending on the input you give.

Videos by Irina Kostitsyna

The new journal paper extends the DNA26 conference version. See this earlier blog post for an intro with fun videos.