Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Automation and Control Trends


Luis Ibarra

Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, Mexico

This book is an overview of the different paths automation and control engineering have taken lately, from a modern point of view. Built up with example chapters, this book provides some insight into the use of artificial intelligence and control theory on manufacturing, comfort analysis, reliability of modern digital systems, and the use of unusual reference and feedback signals as those coming from the brain. Nonetheless, some chapters are also devoted to a more traditional point of view of control theory, addressing complex problems where human intervention must be limited. Overall, this book is an effort to show that modern automation and control engineering are comprised by many diverse areas, which should interact in order to provide a complete result. In this way, as the systems become more complex and the control objectives more subjective, both, formal analytic and intelligent approaches, should be seen as complementary tools, not unrelated competitors. This book’s aim is precisely that of showing how broad and diverse the control objectives have become and how the abilities of the control engineer should be extended.

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Automation and Control TrendsEdited by Pedro Ponce

Published: October 12th 2016

DOI: 10.5772/61646

ISBN: 978-953-51-2671-3

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-2670-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5787-8

Copyright year: 2016

Books open for chapter submissions

11721 Total Chapter Downloads

9 Crossref Citations

4 Web of Science Citations

11 Dimensions Citations


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1. New Strategy to Approach the Inverse Kinematics Model for Manipulators with Rotational Joints

By José-Emilio Vargas-Soto, Efren Gorrostieta-Hurtado, Saúl Tovar- Arriaga, Jesús-Carlos Pedraza-Ortega and Juan-Manuel Ramos- Arreguín


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2. Models for the Reliability Analysis of Digital Instrumentation and Control Systems for Nuclear Power Plants

By Jonathan M. O. Pinto, Ian B. Gomes, Pedro L. C. Saldanha, Eustério B. Furieri and Paulo F. F. e Melo


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3. Force Estimation for Teleoperating Industrial Robots

By Enrique del Sol Acero


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4. Human Movement Control

By David Balderas and Mario Rojas


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5. Aircraft Landing Control Using the H-inf Control and the Dynamic Inversion Technique

By Romulus Lungu and Mihai Lungu


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6. Adaptive Building Envelope: An Integral Approach to Indoor Environment Control in Buildings

By Mitja Košir


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7. Automatic Prompt Gamma‐Ray Analysis System: Automation of an Existing Large‐Scale Analytical Device

By Takahito Osawa


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8. Fuzzy PD Controller in NAO System's Platform

By Edgar Omar López‐Caudana and César Daniel González Gutiérrez


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