Control Design Guide for Smart Machines

Learn about essential technologies for designing smart machines, from common architectures for distributed machine control systems to motion vision integration to advanced control strategies. An overview of key technologies includes the following:

  • Decentralized Cooperative Control
  • Heterogeneous Computing Architecture
  • Mechatronics Design Approach
  • Reconfigurable Motion Control
  • Machine Vision

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