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Modern robots require a level of intelligence to carry out the operations required of them. We now have the capacity to build robots that are capable of learning and adapting. Many of these modern triumphs can be attributed to cybernetics. By combining many disciplines together to understand communication and control, cybernetics has made it possible for robots to perform humanlike cognition and problem solving. This book introduces readers to the field of cybernetics in clear, straightforward language, so that the newcomer will gain a firm foundation in this field, both its theory and applications. For the experienced engineer, this book provides a historical overview by showing where we came from and previsioning the future that has unfolded. The author uses block diagrams and other drawings to illustrate the theory clearly and make the ideas easy to grasp. He uses everyday experiences and events to exemplify what he is expressing to the reader without complex mathematical algorithms, so that communication of the learning can take place. The principles he explains show how intimately interwoven cybernetics is with our everyday lives.

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IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine  (Volume:21 ,  Issue: 2 )