Vocabulary for Describing Cybernetics and Control Systems
- Cybernetics: The study of how to control complex systems and processes.
- Control Systems: A set of devices, algorithms, and procedures used to regulate the behavior of a system.
- Feedback: Information about the performance of a system that is used to make adjustments and improve its performance.
- Algorithm: A set of instructions for performing a task or solving a problem.
- Automation: The use of technology to perform tasks without human intervention.
- Robotics: The branch of technology concerned with the design, construction, and use of robots.
- Artificial Intelligence: The development of computer systems that can perform tasks that normally require human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and language translation.
- Machine Learning: A subfield of artificial intelligence that focuses on the development of algorithms and statistical models that allow computers to learn from and make predictions based on data.
- Neural Networks: A type of machine learning algorithm modeled after the structure and function of the human brain.
- Control Theory: The study of how to design control systems to achieve desired performance and stability.
- Systems Theory: The study of how to design and analyze systems, including their structure, behavior, and interactions.
- Sensors: Devices that measure physical or environmental conditions and provide input to control systems.
- Actuators: Devices that convert input from control systems into physical actions.
- Cybersecurity: The protection of computer systems and networks from unauthorized access, theft, and damage.