Methods and Applications of Intelligent Control

  • Spyros G. Tzafestas

Part of the Microprocessor-Based and Intelligent Systems Engineering book series (ISCA, volume 16)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Intelligent Control Surveys

  3. Intelligent Control Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. S. J. Kendra, M. R. Basila, A. Çinar
      Pages 139-171
    3. C. Batur, C.-C. Chan, A. Srinivasan
      Pages 173-196
    4. G. K. H. Pang, R. Tang, S. S. Woo
      Pages 217-243
    5. V. S. Alagar, K. Periyasamy
      Pages 245-282
    6. C. J. Harris, Z. Q. Wu, K. Bossley, M. Brown
      Pages 283-303
    7. W. Pedrycz
      Pages 305-326
  4. Intelligent Control Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 327-327
    2. G. Johannsen, S. Ali, R. Van Paassen
      Pages 329-356
    3. S. C. Brown, K. M. Passino
      Pages 357-399
    4. B. H. Xu, R. C. Baird, G. Vukovich
      Pages 423-449
    5. K. Liu, F. L. Lewis, R. R. Shoults
      Pages 451-484
    6. F. L. Lewis, D. Tacconi, A. Gürel, H.-H. Huang, O. C. Pastravanu
      Pages 485-508
    7. S. G. Tzafestas, E. J. Kyriannakis, G. G. Rigatos
      Pages 509-548
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 549-564

About this book


This book is concerned with Intelligent Control methods and applications. The field of intelligent control has been expanded very much during the recent years and a solid body of theoretical and practical results are now available. These results have been obtained through the synergetic fusion of concepts and techniques from a variety of fields such as automatic control, systems science, computer science, neurophysiology and operational research. Intelligent control systems have to perform anthropomorphic tasks fully autonomously or interactively with the human under known or unknown and uncertain environmental conditions. Therefore the basic components of any intelligent control system include cognition, perception, learning, sensing, planning, numeric and symbolic processing, fault detection/repair, reaction, and control action. These components must be linked in a systematic, synergetic and efficient way. Predecessors of intelligent control are adaptive control, self-organizing control, and learning control which are well documented in the literature. Typical application examples of intelligent controls are intelligent robotic systems, intelligent manufacturing systems, intelligent medical systems, and intelligent space teleoperators. Intelligent controllers must employ both quantitative and qualitative information and must be able to cope with severe temporal and spatial variations, in addition to the fundamental task of achieving the desired transient and steady-state performance. Of course the level of intelligence required in each particular application is a matter of discussion between the designers and users. The current literature on intelligent control is increasing, but the information is still available in a sparse and disorganized way.


Fuzzy Sensor algorithms architecture communication design logic robot

Editors and affiliations

  • Spyros G. Tzafestas
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringNational Technical University of AthensAthensGreece

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6314-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-5498-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2213-8986
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