Engineering cybernetics

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Engineering cybernetics or technical cybernetics, established by Qian Xuesen (Hsue-Shen Tsien),[1] is a field of cybernetics, which deals with the question of control engineering of mechatronic systems as well as chemical or biological systems. It is used to control and predict the behaviour of such a system; see control theory.

An example of engineering cybernetics is a device designed in the mid-1960s by General Electric Company. Referred to as a CAM (cybernetic anthropomorphous machine), this machine was designed for use by the US Army ground troops. Operated by one man in a "cockpit" at the front end, the machine's "legs" steps were duplicates of the leg movements of the harnessed operator.


  1. ^ Tsien, Hsue-Shen (1954). Engineering Cybernetics. McGraw-Hill.

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