THUNK – 141. Von Neumann Probes

-Links for the Curious-

“Theory of Self-Reproducing Automata,” by John Von Neumann, 1966 – www.cs.unm.edu/~mfricke/CS523_2017spring/Readings/Theory_of_Self_Reproducing_Automata.pdf

:Advanced Automation for Space Missions,” edited by Robert A. Freitas, Jr. & William P. Gilbreath, 1980 – ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19830007077.pdf

Self-Replicating Robots and Galactic Domination | Space Time | PBS Digital Studios – www.youtube.com/watch?v=4H55wybU3rI

Additive Construction using Basalt Regolith Fines (Mueller et al, 2015) – ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20150000305.pdf

Michio Kaku: The von Neumann Probe (A Nano Ship to the Stars) – www.youtube.com/watch?v=BN-FU8VPoOc

“Desktop 3D printer presages the future of multi-layer circuit board design,” by Lucas Mearian – www.computerworld.com/article/3195839/3d-printing/desktop-3d-printer-presages-the-future-of-multi-layer-circuit-board-design.html

 

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