Fuzzy knowledge and fuzzy systems affect our lives today as systems enter the world of commerce. Fuzzy systems are incorporated in domestic appliances (washing machine, air conditioning, microwave, telephone) and in transport systems (a pilotless helicopter has recently completed a test flight). Future applications are expected to have dramatic implications for the demand for labor, among other things. It was with such thoughts in mind that this first international survey of future applications of fuzzy logic has been undertaken. The results are likely to be predictive for a decade beyond the millenium. The predictive element is combined with a bibliography which serves as an historical anchor as well as being both extensive and extremely useful. Analysis and Evaluation of Fuzzy Systems is thus a milestone in the development of fuzzy logic and applications of three representative subsystems: Fuzzy Control, Fuzzy Pattern Recognition and Fuzzy Communications.
Table of ContentsNote to the Japanese language appendix. 1. Needs Study of Human Friendly Fuzzy Systems. 2. Survey Overview. 3. Analysis of Survey Results: Developmental Research in Fuzzy Systems. 4. Establishing Concrete Themes for Research.5. Analysis and Evaluation on Fuzzy Control. 6. Analysis and Evaluation on Fuzzy Object Recognition. 7. Analysis and Evaluation on Fuzzy Communication. 8. The Situation in the West. 9. The Present Situation in the States. 10. Epilogue. Appendix 1: Bibliography of Reference Articles. Appendix 2: Bibliography of Reference Books. Appendix 3: English References by Title. Appendix 4: The Fields of Study and Development and Themes of the Fuzzy Theory. Appendix 5: Sample Survey with Sample Responses. Index.