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Listed below are links to a collection of articles from the popular press about feedback and control systems. Choose any one of the articles and describe the feedback system using the terminology given in class and the course text. In particular, identify the control system in the article and describe (a) the underlying process or system being controlled, along with the (b) sensor, (c) actuator and (d) computational element. If the some of the information is not available in the article, indicate this and take a guess at what might have been used.
 
Listed below are links to a collection of articles from the popular press about feedback and control systems. Choose any one of the articles and describe the feedback system using the terminology given in class and the course text. In particular, identify the control system in the article and describe (a) the underlying process or system being controlled, along with the (b) sensor, (c) actuator and (d) computational element. If the some of the information is not available in the article, indicate this and take a guess at what might have been used.
  
* [http://tech2.nytimes.com/mem/technology/techreview.html?res=9D0CE4DB1F30F934A25755C0A9629C8B63&oref=login Computers Chase the Checkered Flag], New York Times, June 2004.
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* [http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/S/STABLE_VEHICLES?SITE=OHRAV&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT Government to Require More Car Safety], Associated Press, September 2006.
* Steady, Ready, Shoot: Making a Camera Hold Still, New York Times, June 2004.
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* [http://tech2.nytimes.com/mem/technology/techreview.html?res=9D0CE4DB1F30F934A25755C0A9629C8B63 Computers Chase the Checkered Flag], New York Times, June 2004.
* The Bionic Running Shoe, New York Times, May 2004.
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* [http://tech2.nytimes.com/mem/technology/techreview.html?res=9A05E2DC1F30F934A25755C0A9629C8B63 Steady, Ready, Shoot: Making a Camera Hold Still], New York Times, June 2004.
* Shifting Gears, With the Help of Software, New York Times, December 2002.
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* [http://www.nytimes.com/2004/05/06/technology/circuits/06shoe.html The Bionic Running Shoe], New York Times, May 2004.
* For Spy in the Sky, New Eyes, New York Times, June 2001.
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* [http://nytimes.com/2002/12/19/technology/circuits/19howw.html Shifting Gears, With the Help of Software], New York Times, December 2002.
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* [http://www.nytimes.com/2002/06/20/technology/circuits/20SPYY.html  For Spy in the Sky, New Eyes], New York Times, June 2001.
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Listed below are links to a collection of articles from the popular press about feedback and control systems. Choose any one of the articles and describe the feedback system using the terminology given in class and the course text. In particular, identify the control system in the article and describe (a) the underlying process or system being controlled, along with the (b) sensor, (c) actuator and (d) computational element. If the some of the information is not available in the article, indicate this and take a guess at what might have been used.