Everything You Need to Know About Control Theory

Everything You Need to Know About Control Theory
Mathworks - Brian Douglas
16 min

Control theory is a mathematical framework that gives us the tools to develop autonomous systems. Walk through all the different aspects of control theory that you need to know.

Some of the concepts that are covered include:

- The difference between open-loop and closed-loop control

- How we use system identification to develop a model of the system

- Why feedforward control is a straightforward method to control a system

- How feedback control affects system stability

- An overview of other control methods including adaptive control, optimal control, predictive control, and reinforcement learning

- Why path planning is an essential part of control design

- How statistical estimators like Kalman filters are used to observe system state

- Why modeling and simulation is required for almost all control engineering



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