Fuzzy logic is often heralded as a technique for handling problems with large amounts of vagueness or uncertainty. Since its inception in 1965 it has grown from an obscure mathematical idea to a technique used in a wide variety of applications from cooking rice to controlling diesel engines on an ocean liner.
This talk will give a layman's introduction to the topic and explore some of the real world applications in control and human decision making. Examples might include household appliances, control of large industrial plant, and health monitoring systems for the elderly. We will look at where the field might be going over the next ten years, highlighting areas where DMU's specialist expertise drives the way.