On Fuzziness pp 797-811 | Cite as

Living in an Uncertain Universe

  • Brian R. Gaines
Part of the Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing book series (STUDFUZZ, volume 299)


It has been interesting to revisit the era when my path crossed with those of John Andreae, Joe Goguen, George Klir, Ladislav Kohout, Abe Mamdani, Gordon Pask, Ted Poppelbaum and Lotfi Zadeh, all precious friends and colleagues, some of whom are, unfortunately, no longer with us; their ideas live on and flourish as a continuing inspiration. I was tempted to entitle this article after Gurdieff, Meetings with Remarkable People, and that will be its focus, particularly the background to the initial development of fuzzy controllers. There have been studies analyzing their history and the basis of their success—this article provides some details from my personal experience.


Fuzzy Logic Fuzzy Control Fuzzy Controller Fuzzy Logic Controller Fuzzy Reasoning 
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  • Brian R. Gaines
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  1. 1.University of Calgary and University of VictoriaVictoriaCanada

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