LEGO Turing Machine – A working computer made from Mindstorms
Two things I love – computers and LEGOs. If only I had the time on my hands that Dutch researchers Jeroen van den Bosand and Davy landman did. Their creation of a Turing Machine – a working computer, built from a single LEGO Mindstorms NXT set is just plain cool.
Alan Turing was an English mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst and computer scientist whose Turing Machine was a theoretical mechanical computation machine.
When I think of Turing, I just as often recall the Turing Test which he introduced in his 1950 paper “Computing Machinery and Intelligence,” which opens with the words: “I propose to consider the question, ‘Can machines think?'” Yep, the guy was also an early theoretician on artificial intelligence.
The robots ARE COMING, people.