A highway robber is any mechanism that can retrieve a signal from a spaceship lane while allowing spaceships on nearby lanes (even those a single lane away) to pass by unaffected. In practice the spaceship is generally a glider. The spaceship is removed from the lane in question, an output signal is generated elsewhere, and the highway robber returns to its original state. A competent highway robber does not affect spaceships even on the lane adjacent to the affected spaceship stream, except perhaps during the highway robber's recovery period.
|A repeat-time 878 stable highway|
robber in perpetual motion.
This has a MWSS output.
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- Chris Cain (March 28, 2015). "Re: The Hunting of the New Herschel Conduits". Retrieved on December 2, 2018.