SCIENTIA SINICA Informationis, Volume 48 , Issue 8 : 1112-1120(2018) https://doi.org/10.1360/N112017-00276

Thoughts on intelligent control

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  • ReceivedDec 13, 2017
  • AcceptedFeb 28, 2018
  • PublishedAug 8, 2018


This paper systematically introduces the origin, development, and the state-of-the-art of artificial intelligence, and from the viewpoint of control, elaborates the possible problems, challenges, and opportunities when applying artificial intelligence to control systems. We highlight the importance of intelligent algorithms and simulations in intelligent control, and emphasize that the core of intelligent control is the control algorithms constructed via artificial intelligence. We discuss the relations between artificial intelligence and the classic control theory. We further state that classic control and intelligent control do not conflict and thus should cooperate with each other. We should thoroughly investigate the merits, disadvantages, and feasible scenarios of classic control and intelligent control, to ensure that one can complement the other. Finally, we provide some suggestions on presenting novel intelligent control methods, establishing simulation platforms of intelligent control, and setting up multidisciplinary joint research centers.

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