Biomimicry for Optimization, Control, and Automation by Kevin M. Passino

By Kevin M. Passino

Biomimicry makes use of our scienti?c realizing of organic structures to take advantage of principles from nature as a way to build a few know-how. during this booklet, we concentration onhowtousebiomimicryof the functionaloperationofthe “hardwareandso- ware” of organic structures for the advance of optimization algorithms and feedbackcontrolsystemsthatextendourcapabilitiestoimplementsophisticated degrees of automation. the first concentration isn't at the modeling, emulation, or research of a few organic procedure. the point of interest is on utilizing “bio-inspiration” to inject new rules, suggestions, and standpoint into the engineering of advanced automation platforms. there are various organic tactics that, at a few point of abstraction, can berepresentedasoptimizationprocesses,manyofwhichhaveasa basicpurpose computerized regulate, determination making, or automation. for example, on the point of daily event, we will view the activities of a human operator of a few method (e. g. , the motive force of a vehicle) as being a sequence of the easiest offerings she or he makes in attempting to in attaining a few aim (staying at the road); emulation of this decision-making strategy quantities to modeling a kind of organic optimization and decision-making method, and implementation of the ensuing set of rules ends up in “human mimicry” for automation. There are clearer examples of - ological optimization strategies which are used for keep an eye on and automation when you think about nonhuman organic or behavioral techniques, or the (internal) - ology of the human and never the ensuing exterior behavioral features (like riding a car). for example, there are homeostasis techniques the place, for example, temperature is regulated within the human body.

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3 Complex Control System Design Methodology . . . . . . . Implementing Complex Control Systems . . . . . . . . Hybrid System Theory and Analysis . . . . . . . . . . Exercises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 The Role of Traditional Feedback Control Systems in Automation Automation has had, and will continue to have, a significant impact on society. Starting with the industrial revolution, fueled by the computer revolution, and continuing today in many roles in the commercial and industrial sectors, automation has played a key role in business, industry, and national economies.

Reliability: Will the system always perform properly? What is its “mean time between failures”? What causes these failures? Sensors, actuators, communication links, or controller? How can you design the system so that the number of failures is minimized? This can be particularly important in safety-critical applications such as aircraft control where redundant hardware is often used. Is your controller simply “too aggressive”? Does it try to achieve the best possible time responses, without giving enough attention to the need to be conservative to ensure that adverse conditions will be adequately dealt with, even ones that you cannot envision at this time?

Is your controller simply “too aggressive”? Does it try to achieve the best possible time responses, without giving enough attention to the need to be conservative to ensure that adverse conditions will be adequately dealt with, even ones that you cannot envision at this time? Sometimes experienced control engineers express such concerns when a new controller is developed and there are extraordinary performance claims. • Maintainability: Will it be easy to perform maintenance and routine adjustments to the controller?

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