Question on one of your papers

Bruno DiStefano (
Fri, 1 May 1998 13:30:33 +0200 (MET DST)

Dear Dr. von Altrock,
I am writing about your paper
C.von Altrock, B. Krause, and H.-J. Zimmermann,
"Advanced fuzzy logic control of a model car
in extreme situations", Fuzzy Sets and Systems,
48:1, 41-52, 1992.

I do not have the paper, but I am aware of it through
your article in Issue 88 November 1997 in Circuit
Cellar Ink.

I have been teaching an "Introduction to Fuzzy
Logic" (
and an "Introduction to Real-Time Embedded Systems"
I am re-designing both courses for a longer,
full term version, and trying to
come up with a little project for those
who are attending both courses. The model
car has a certain appeal for team work,
for a team of 5 or 6 taking both courses.

I would like to know if you have any suggestion
for me and if/where I can find details on the
project. In particular, I do not want my students
to spend much time on the aspects outside the
subject matter of the course(s) and I would like
them to concentrate on the fuzzy part. Given their
background and (lack of) practical experience,
I would really like to find a full, detailed
description of the ultrasound/positioning
circuitry and algorithm. As kernel, for those
who do the RT part, I am thinking about using
uCos ( I already run a lab using uCos; it
is well documented and easy to use, by looking
at Labrosse's books). For the purpose of my course,
the 200 rules version would be a suitable target.
I would use the information about your project
as an "instructor solution manual" and actually
have the students coming with their own design.

Thank you very much in advance.

Best regards

Bruno Di Stefano

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