Accession Number : AD0684699

Title :   SOVIET CYBERNETICS: RECENT NEWS ITEMS, VOLUME 3, NUMBER 2, 1969,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : McDonald,Dorothy ; Holland,Wade B.

Report Date : FEB 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 114

Abstract : This issue features a brochure for the Mir, a small computer for scientific and engineering calculations that accepts alphanumeric and mathematical symbol input via on-line typewriter. A computer logic that can handle natural-language input without a translator is described in an article by Glushkov. A rental bureau for equipment needed only temporarily by scientific and educational institutions is discussed in a short article. Three articles and five short items are concerned with medical cybernetics, particularly space medicine. Reports by four high officials on automation and instrumentation, extracted from Supreme Soviet discussions of the 1969 economic plan, reflect a greater concern this year with automation and instrument construction. This is due to K. N. Rudnev's Ministry of Instrument Construction, Means of Automation, and Control Systems, which is more oriented toward instrumentation and office equipment than toward computers and large systems. Among other items are those on the use of computers in Ukrainian ferrous metallurgy; past and future conferences on industrial psychology, programmed instruction, and automata and artificial intelligence; and scientific organization of labor in Latvia. Articles on hardware include the Polish UMTS-10 computer; a new EDM-450 computer for processing network diagrams without programming; the Moscow automatic traffic control system; and five papertape readers. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMPUTERS, USSR), INPUT OUTPUT DEVICES, CYBERNETICS, MEDICINE, AUTOMATION, INSTRUMENTATION, CONTROL SYSTEMS, ECONOMICS, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, TEACHING MACHINES

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE