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Issue 6 • Date Dec. 2012

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  • Front Cover

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): C1
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  • Table of Contents

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):2 - 4
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  • Chasing Impact Factors, or Making an Impact on Technology? [From the Editor]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):6 - 7
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  • Feedback control in art, adaptation, and canals [About This Issue]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):8 - 9
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  • A Year in Retrospect [President's Message]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):10 - 12
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  • [CSS News]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):14 - 18
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  • Some Industry Views on Control Use [25 Years Ago]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 19
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  • An Overview of the Past Two Years [Member Activities]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):20 - 21
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  • CSS Quarter-Century Members [Member Activities]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):21 - 22
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  • Workshop on Stochastic Systems Biology, Co-Organized by the IEEE CSS Technical Committee on Systems Biology [Technical Activities]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):23 - 25
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  • Ethics in Publishing [Publication Activities]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):24 - 25
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  • Distributed Linear-Quadratic Control of Serially Chained Systems: Application to a Water Delivery Canal [Applications of Control]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):26 - 38
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    Networks are prevalent in many human activities such as communication, transport, energy, and water delivery and drainage. Large networks that spread over wide-space areas cross the borders of different administrative regions, or even countries, and are managed by regional decision centers that may have to comply with different legal requirements. With networking comes complexity and the need to c... View full abstract»

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  • Yutaka Yamamoto [People in Control]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):39 - 43
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  • Murat Arcak [People in Control]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):44 - 45
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  • Acceptance Speech of Arthur J. Krener for the 2012 Richard E. Bellman Control Heritage Award [People in Control]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):46 - 47
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  • The Balancing Cube: A Dynamic Sculpture As Test Bed for Distributed Estimation and Control

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):48 - 75
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    The balancing cube is a dynamic sculpture that can balance autonomously on any of its edges or corners (see Figures 14). When standing on a corner, the cube represents a three-dimensional (3-D) inverted pendulum with multiple actuation, sensing, and control units that are interconnected over a communication network. The main structural components are the cube body (a rigid aluminum structure with ... View full abstract»

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  • Reinforcement Learning and Feedback Control: Using Natural Decision Methods to Design Optimal Adaptive Controllers

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):76 - 105
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    This article describes the use of principles of reinforcement learning to design feedback controllers for discrete- and continuous-time dynamical systems that combine features of adaptive control and optimal control. Adaptive control [1], [2] and optimal control [3] represent different philosophies for designing feedback controllers. Optimal controllers are normally designed of ine by solving Hami... View full abstract»

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  • Control Experiments on a Shoe String [Focus on Education]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):106 - 110
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    When teaching control systems, it is important for students to implement controllers experimentally. Oftentimes off-the-shelf experimental systems are used to achieve this goal. These systems can have a number of advantages, such as repeatability, durability, and safety, and can be interesting and exciting for students. View full abstract»

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  • Directions for Using the Ross Precision Computer [Historical]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s): 111
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  • Book announcements [Bookshelf]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):112 - 118
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  • American Control Conference Crosses the Border! [Conference Reports]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):119 - 126
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  • Second Workshop on Dynamics and Control of Micro- and Nanoscale Systems [Conference Reports]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):126 - 127
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  • 20th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation [Conference Reports]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):128 - 129
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  • ACC 2013 in Washington, D.C. [ACC Preview]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):130 - 138
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  • Minutes of the IEEE Control Systems Society Board of Governors Meeting [CSS Business]

    Publication Year: 2012, Page(s):139 - 149
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As the official means of communication for the IEEE Control Systems Society, the IEEE Control Systems Magazine publishes interesting, useful, and informative material on all aspects of control system technology for the benefit of control educators, practitioners, and researchers.

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