What are automata and who invented it?
Automata are a Latin word which means self-acting. The machine that works automatically is referred as automata. Theory of automata is the study of theoretical computer science and discrete math. It is the study of abstract machines that solves computation problems using these machines.
Automata are a plural; the singular of automata is automaton.
Who invented automata?
The world’s first successfully-built biomechanical automaton was invented by French engineer Jacques ds Vaucanson in 1737
This subject “Theory of automata” generally focuses on the theoretical aspects of computer science.
This subject covers the following things:
- Defining Computer languages, formal and informal languages
- Theory of computation
- Compiler construction
- Formal verification