2009

Springer Handbook of Automation

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ISBN: 978-3-540-78830-0 (Print) 978-3-540-78831-7 (Online)

Table of contents (94 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-lxxv

  2. Development and Impacts of Automation

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      Pages 1-143

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      Advances in Robotics and Automation: Historical Perspectives

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      Advances in Industrial Automation: Historical Perspectives

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      Pages 13-52

      Automation: What It Means to Us Around the World

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      Pages 53-69

      A History of Automatic Control

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      Pages 71-92

      Social, Organizational, and Individual Impacts of Automation

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      Pages 93-116

      Economic Aspects of Automation

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      Pages 117-126

      Impacts of Automation on Precision

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      Pages 127-143

      Trends in Automation

  3. Automation Theory and Scientific Foundations

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      Pages 145-313

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      Pages 147-172

      Control Theory for Automation: Fundamentals

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      Pages 173-198

      Control Theory for Automation – Advanced Techniques

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      Pages 199-219

      Control of Uncertain Systems

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      Pages 221-235

      Cybernetics and Learning Automata

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      Pages 237-248

      Communication in Automation, Including Networking and Wireless

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      Pages 249-268

      Artificial Intelligence and Automation

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      Pages 269-278

      Virtual Reality and Automation

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      Pages 279-294

      Automation of Mobility and Navigation

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      Pages 295-304

      The Human Role in Automation

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      Pages 305-313

      What Can Be Automated? What Cannot Be Automated?

  4. Automation Design: Theory, Elements, and Methods

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      Pages 315-525

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      Pages 317-331

      Mechatronic Systems – A Short Introduction

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      Pages 333-348

      Sensors and Sensor Networks

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