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Intelligent Control

Fuzzy Logic Applications, 1st Edition

By Clarence W. de Silva

CRC Press

368 pages

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The emergence of fuzzy logic and its applications has dramatically changed the face of industrial control engineering. Over the last two decades, fuzzy logic has allowed control engineers to meet and overcome the challenges of developing effective controllers for increasingly complex systems with poorly defined dynamics. Today's engineers need a working knowledge of the principles and techniques of fuzzy logic-Intelligent Control provides it.

The author first introduces the traditional control techniques and contrasts them with intelligent control. He then presents several methods of representing and processing knowledge and introduces fuzzy logic as one such method. He highlights the advantages of fuzzy logic over other techniques, indicates its limitations, and describes in detail a hierarchical control structure appropriate for use in intelligent control systems. He introduces a variety of applications, most in the areas of robotics and mechatronics but with others including air conditioning and process/production control. One appendix provides discussion of some advanced analytical concepts of fuzzy logic, another describes a commercially available software system for developing fuzzy logic application.

Intelligent Control is filled with worked examples, exercises, problems, and references. No prior knowledge of the subject nor advanced mathematics are needed to comprehend much of the book, making it well-suited as a senior undergraduate or first-year graduate text and a convenient reference tool for practicing professionals.

Reviews

"de Silva's book excels as an introduction to the design and implementation of intelligent control systems based on fuzzy logic…a well-rounded and well-balanced blend of research results and industrial applications."

-F. Karray in IEEE Spectrum, October 1996

Table of Contents

CONVENTIONAL AND INTELLIGENT CONTROL

Introduction

Conventional Control Techniques

Summary

Problems

References

KNOWLEDGE REPRESENTATION AND PROCESSING

Introduction

Knowledge and Intelligence

Logic

Semantic Networks

Frames

Production Systems

Summary

Problems

References

FUNDAMENTALS OF FUZZY LOGIC

Introduction

Fuzzy Sets

Fuzzy Logic Operations

Some Definitions

Fuzzy Relations

Composition and Inference

Membership Function Estimation

Summary

Problems

References

FUZZY LOGIC CONTROL

Introduction

Basics of Fuzzy Control

Decision Making with Crisp Measurements

Defuzzification

Architectures of Fuzzy Control

Summary

Problems

References

KNOWLEDGE-BASED TUNING

Introduction

Theoretical Background

Analytical Framework

Computational Efficiency

Dynamic Switching of Fuzzy Resolution

Illustrative Example

Summary

Problems

References

KNOWLEDGE-BASED CONTROL OF ROBOTS

Introduction

Robotic Control System

Application to Robots

In-Loop Direct Control

High-Level Fuzzy Control

Control Hierarchy

System Development

Servo Expert Development

Summary

Problems

References

SERVO MOTOR TUNING

Introduction

System Development

Results

Theory of Rule Base Decoupling

Experimental Illustration

Summary

Problems

References

HIERARCHICAL FUZZY CONTROL

Introduction

General Concepts

Hierarchical Model

Effect of Information Processing

Application in Process Control

Summary

Problems

References

INTELLIGENT RESTRUCTURING OF PRODUCTION SYSTEMS

Introduction

Theoretical Framework

Implementation Using a Blackboard Architecture

Case Study

Summary

Problems

References

FUTURE APPLICATIONS

Introduction

Intelligence in Automation

Intelligent Multiagent Control

Reconfigurable Autonomous Manipulators

Intelligent Fusion of Sensors and Actuators

Mechatronics Era

Conclusion

Problems

References

APPENDIX A: Further Topics on Fuzzy Logic

APPENDIX B: Software Tools for Fuzzy Logic Applications

Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COM059000
COMPUTERS / Computer Engineering
TEC007000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electrical
TEC008000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electronics / General