Control Theory

Control theory is an interdisciplinary branch of engineering and mathematics that deals with the behavior of dynamical systems with inputs. The external input of a system is called the reference. When one or more output variables of a system need to follow a certain reference over time, a controller manipulates the inputs to a system to obtain the desired effect on the output of the system.The usual objective of a control theory is to calculate solutions for the proper corrective action from the controller that result in system stability, that is, the system will hold the set point and not oscillate around it.
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    …. This means new motors, sensors, and lightweight actuators. Prototypes will be complex, but as designs mature, much of that complexity will move from hardware to easily copied computer software. The first ten years of telepresence research will see the development of basic instruments: geometry, mechanics, sensors, effectors, and control theory and its…

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  • Google’s Telepresence Patent

    …, sensors, effectors, and control theory and its human interface. During the second decade we will work ‘to make the instruments rugged, reliable, and natural. Telepresence, By Marvin Minsky, OMNI magazine, June 1980 The following video is from someone other than Google, but it shows off how a telepresence device might work for a daily commute between…

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