Accession Number : AD0683048

Title :   A New Homostat,

Descriptive Note : Scientific interim rept.,

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV URBANA BIOLOGICAL COMPUTER LAB

Personal Author(s) : Wilkins,Michael G.

Report Date : 15 JUN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : The concept of homeostasis and its relations to control and regulation is briefly discussed and the ideas leading to the concept of the ultrastable hierarchic controller are sketched. Previous electronic realizations of homeostatic controllers are discussed, and a new homeostat is described briefly. The machine, presently under construction, has a number of new and useful features and these are described, together with experiments to be performed when the machine is complete. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CYBERNETICS, CONTROL SYSTEMS), ADAPTIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS, FEEDBACK, STABILITY, MULTIPLE OPERATION, AUTOMATIC PILOTS, AUTOMATIC GAIN CONTROL, ADJUSTMENT(PSYCHOLOGY), BIONICS, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Subject Categories : Bionics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE