Advanced Computational Intelligence in Control Theory and Applications
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Intelligent Systems, The University of Electro-Communications, 1-5-1 Chofugaoka, Chofu, Tokyo 182-8585 Japan
We are witnessing a rapidly growing interest in the field of advanced computational intelligence, a “soft computing” technique. As Prof. Zadeh has stated, soft computing integrates fuzzy logic, neural networks, evolutionary computation, and chaos. Soft computing is the most important technology available for designing intelligent systems and control. The difficulties of fuzzy logic involve acquiring knowledge from experts and finding knowledge for unknown tasks. This is related to design problems in constructing fuzzy rules. Neural networks and genetic algorithms are attracting attention for their potential in raising the efficiency of knowledge finding and acquisition. Combining the technologies of fuzzy logic and neural networks and genetic algorithms, i.e., soft computing techniques will have a tremendous impact on the fields of intelligent systems and control design. To explain the apparent success of soft computing, we must determine the basic capabilities of different soft computing frameworks. Give the great amount of research being done in these fields, this issue addresses fundamental capabilities. This special issue is devoted to advancing computational intelligence in control theory and applications. It contains nine excellent papers dealing with advanced computational intelligence in control theory and applications such as fuzzy control and stability, mobile robot control, neural networks, gymnastic bar action, petroleum plant control, genetic programming, Petri net, and modeling and prediction of complex systems. As editor of this special issue, I believe that the excellent research results it contains provide the basis for leadership in coming research on advanced computational intelligence in control theory and applications.