MICREAgents is a collaborative project in Unconventional Computing (UComp) funded by Future Emerging Technologies in the EU FP7 program (start  1/9/2012).

The central idea of the project is to create a programmable microscale electronic chemistry,  that employs circuit elements (including super capacitors and energy harvesting) on autonomous self-assembling microscale particles (target ≤ 100 µm maximal dimension) in solution, which we call lablets, to direct reversible association (binding) between them and control access to and chemical reactions in the resulting enclosed reaction compartments.

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This will provide a novel form of computation that microscopically links reaction processing with computation in autonomous mobile smart reactors. This is a next major step towards the integration of computation and reactive chemical processing in electronically programmable systems: it corresponds to a radical integration of autonomous chemical experimentation and represents a novel form of computation.

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