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Engineering Intelligent Systems: Concepts, Theory, and Applications
Engineering Intelligent Systems Concepts Theory and Applications Author:Robert M. Glorioso, Fernando C. Colon Osorio From the Preface: — This book is a revised, updated, and expanded version of "Engineering Cybernetics" by Robert M. Glorioso and published by Prentice-Hall in 1975.... — This book was developed for a one semester course given in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. This course serves as a... more » senior elective as well as an introduction for both Engineering and Computer Sciences graduate students to advanced work in artificial intelligence, pattern recognition, adaptive control, adaptive communications, and system design. Although some junior level students have successfully completed this course, it has been a popular course for seniors following an introductory course in computers and switching theory. Thus the prerequisites for this course are switching theory, a reasonable background in probability or random signal theory, and some familiarity with computer programming.
The various disciplines which together are generally referred to as cybernetics, including adaption, learning, self-organization, self-repair, game playing by machines, pattern recognition, and artificial intelligence have been generating interest for the past two decades. It is one purpose of this book to explore these concepts under one cover and present a framework wherein these topics can be united. Another purpose is to present some of the applications of cybernetics which have emerged thus far. Finally, the student is provided with some of the background necessary to carry out further work in these areas.« less