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“The future of control”

Authors: Karl J. Åström,
Affiliation: Lund University
Reference: 1994, Vol 15, No 3, pp. 127-134.

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Keywords: Automatic control, history, theory, applications

Abstract: This paper gives a personal view of the emergence, development and future of automatic control. The assessment is that automatic control has been very successful, but that we are now at a crossroads where we have to decide if we want to take an holistic view with full systems responsibility or if we want the field to fracture into a collection of subspecialities.

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DOI forward links to this article:
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  title={{The future of control}},
  author={Åström, Karl J.},
  journal={Modeling, Identification and Control},
  publisher={Norwegian Society of Automatic Control}


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