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Control & Automation

Issue 6 • Date Dec.-Jan. 2007

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  • Cover page

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): c1
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  • Table of Contents

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 1
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  • News

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):2 - 4
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  • Agenda letters

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 6
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  • The soft option?

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):8 - 9
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  • Exploring the dark side

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):10 - 15
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    A novel astronomical messenger called a neutrino to probe the universe, THE ICECUBE Neutrino Detector is a neutrino telescope currently under construction at the South Pole. The IceCube telescope is a powerful tool to search for dark matter, and could reveal the new physical processes associated with the enigmatic origin of the highest energy particles in nature. Neutrinos are produced by the deca... View full abstract»

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  • Tackling feedback design complexity

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):16 - 21
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    Feedback control dealt with the application of cheap commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware to control problems. What does not come cheap, however, is the design, in terms of software and people skills. Engineering design was mostly based on hand calculations 30 years ago, and scientific calculators from the likes of Hewlett Packard and Texas Instruments were all the rage with designers. The fee... View full abstract»

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  • Building an integrated 3d picture

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):22 - 27
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    UVs offer many advantages over inhabited vehicles. They can be dispatched into high-risk areas and remain there for longer periods. As the complexity and number of UVs and onboard sensors increase, the effective management of data becomes a significant issue. However, through careful tasking and intelligent algorithms the volume of information relayed to operators and analysts can be controlled. T... View full abstract»

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  • Robot rush hour

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):28 - 31
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    Describing DARPA's latest contest, the so-called urban challenge, is simple: drive a full-size car 60 miles in traffic, obey the rules of the road, complete mock urban supply missions and win big bucks from the US government. Robots faced several challenges while completing their missions, including overtaking other cars. View full abstract»

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  • Rush hour 2

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):32 - 35
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    The ultimate goal for many of the scientists and engineers who designed and built the autonomous vehicles is to dramatically increase the level of safety in automotive traffic.The race aspect of the Challenge added some spice to what turned out to be a rigorous test of the current state of the art in autonomous ground robotics. View full abstract»

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  • Taming the beast

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):36 - 41
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    Improvements in safety and the banning of electronic driving aids have continually changed the scope of the electronics in Formula 1 over the years and with the FIA imposing a single ECU on teams for the next season it only highlights the controversy between technology and competition. More controversy is likely with the necessity to bring an environmental friendly image to Formula 1. View full abstract»

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  • Painting a new dawn

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):42 - 45
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    ABB's new, enhanced high-flow atomiser series, the FlexPainter IRB 5500, together with StayOn and NoPatch, offers reduced equipment costs by moving from the historical nine bell gate and four robot paint cell to a two-robot high performance paint cell. The smaller robotic painting booth footprint and the significantly reduced amount of air handled in the ventilation systems also have less impact o... View full abstract»

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  • Events

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s):46 - 47
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  • Final word

    Publication Year: 2007, Page(s): 48
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Aims & Scope

Published in 2007, Control and Automation was concerned with computing, communications, control and instrumentation. Previously titled Computing & Control Entineering Journal.

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