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A plural of automaton.


a plural of automaton


(ɔˈtɒm əˌtɒn, -tn)

n., pl. -tons, -ta (-tə).
1. a mechanical figure or contrivance constructed to act as if by its own motive power; robot.
2. a person or animal that acts in a monotonous, routine manner, without active intelligence.
3. a mechanical device, operated electronically, that functions automatically, without continuous input from an operator.
4. anything capable of acting automatically or without an external motive force.
[1605–15; < Latin: automatic device < Greek, n. use of neuter of autómatos self-acting =auto- auto-1 + -matos, v. adj. of memonénai to intend]
au•tom′a•tous, adj.
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I'll book you both for my colony; you'll like it there; it's a Factory where I'm going to turn groping and grubbing automata into MEN.
He also invented those automata, dressed like the Sultan and resembling the Sultan in all respects,[13] which made people believe that the Commander of the Faithful was awake at one place, when, in reality, he was asleep elsewhere.
Well, then, madame, not a day passes in which I do not suffer affronts from your princes and your lordly servants, all of them automata who do not perceive that I wind up the spring that makes them move, nor do they see that beneath my quiet demeanor lies the still scorn of an injured, irritated man, who has sworn to himself to master them one of these days.
Nor will this appear at all strange to those who are acquainted with the variety of movements performed by the different automata, or moving machines fabricated by human industry, and that with help of but few pieces compared with the great multitude of bones, muscles, nerves, arteries, veins, and other parts that are found in the body of each animal.
None the less they came to Stone Court daily and sat below at the post of duty, sometimes carrying on a slow dialogue in an undertone in which the observation and response were so far apart, that any one hearing them might have imagined himself listening to speaking automata, in some doubt whether the ingenious mechanism would really work, or wind itself up for a long time in order to stick and be silent.
Among them he enumerated the Man of Brass, constructed by Albertus Magnus, and the Brazen Head of Friar Bacon; and, coming down to later times, the automata of a little coach and horses, which it was pretended had been manufactured for the Dauphin of France; together with an insect that buzzed about the ear like a living fly, and yet was but a contrivance of minute steel springs.
Les hable de los curiosos pilgrims, los automatas en cuestion, y de como su aspecto de robot primitivo los salvaba de cualquier comparacion con los replicantes de Ridley Scott.
Posteriormente, se establecera la equivalencia entre clases de lenguajes y automatas, con lo que se alcanzan desarrollos computacionales extraordinarios.
Dentro de los automatas finitos se destacan, el automata finito determinista (DFA) y el automata no determinista (NFA) que a diferencia del DFA para cada estado existen multiples transiciones posibles para cualquier simbolo de entrada dado.
La versatilidad presentada en su electronica ha permitido que los automatas programables hayan incursionado fuertemente en el control de procesos industriales, el disponer de modulos o tarjetas electronicas de entradas y salidas, tanto analogas como digitales hace viable el control de procesos, ademas la capacidad de implementar comunicaciones entre los automatas ha dado origen a lo que se conoce como sistemas de control distribuido.
En la Seccion 3, se presenta la inferencia de automatas no deterministas con sus beneficios y dificultades.
La figura muestra los diagramas de transiciones de dos automatas que corresponde a la expresion regular [ab.