Başar, Yüksel author book on networked control systems

Networked control systems operate like teams. Take smart grids for example: those responsive, automated power networks that are on the ever-nearing technological horizon. The sensors that determine power consumption at individual houses or production at single wind turbines are like the reconnaissance team members in a game of capture the flag, the spies crawling under bushes at the frontline.

Powered prosthetic devices help amputees walk naturally

According to the Amputee Coalition of America, there are approximately 1.7 million people in the United States living with limb loss and over 1 million lower-limb amputees. The number of lower-limb amputees is expected to double by 2050, especially due to the increasing prevalence of diabetes. Complications of diabetes can cause poor circulation and nerve damage, leading to amputation.