On Maps, Machines and Roaches

to map a simple machine you need more than a flat sheet of paper

TCDSB Gifted Conference, Sidney Smith 2111, 11AM Tuesday February 15, 2005

Based on an M.Sc. thesis by Dori Eldar

Abstract:    We try to map the configuration space of a simple machine, a six-legged idealized roach, and find that cut-and-paste topology can be a lot of fun.

and http://www.math.toronto.edu/~drorbn/People/Eldar/thesis/