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Control in an Information Rich World Report of the Panel on Future Directions in Control, Dynamics, and Systems 30 June 2002, The field of control provides the principles and methods used to design engineering systems that maintain desirable performance by automatically adapting to changes in the environment. Over the last forty years the field has seen huge advances, leveraging technology improvements in sensing and computation with breakthroughs in the underlying principles and mathematics. Control systems now play critical roles in many fields, including manufacturing, electronics, communications, transportation, computers and networks, and many military systems.

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1 Executive Summary 1 2 Overview of the Field 7 2.1 What is Control? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 2.2 Control SystemExamples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 2.3 The Increasing Role of Information-Based Systems . . . . . . . 18 2.4 Opportunities and Challenges Facing the Field . . . . . . . . . . 20 3 Applications, Opportunities, and Challenges 27 3.1 Aerospace and Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 3.2 Information and Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 3.3 Robotics and Intelligent Machines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 3.4 Biology and Medicine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 3.5 Materials and Processing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 3.6 Other Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 4 Education and Outreach 79 4.1 The New Environment for Control Education . . . . . . . . . . 79 4.2 Making ControlMore Accessible . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 4.3 Broadening Control Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 4.4 The Opportunities in K-12 Math and Science Education . . . . 84 4.5 Other Opportunities and Trends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 5 Recommendations 89 5.1 Integrated Control, Computation, Communications . . . . . . . 89 5.2 Control of Complex Decision Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 5.3 High-Risk, Long-Range Applications of Control . . . . . . . . . 91 5.4 Support for Theory and Interaction with Mathematics . . . . . 92 5.5 New Approaches to Education and Outreach . . . . . . . . . . . 93 5.6 Concluding Remarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
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