What are cybernetics in relation to AI

Technical systems are becoming more and more "intelligent", the goal is the automatically regulated, autonomous system that functions optimally in its respective environment. If the environmental conditions change, the system adapts independently. It is also conceivable that the system learns its "regulation" itself, similar to a small child learning to walk. This will, for example, form a focus in the future in the area of ​​“Robotic Motion Control”, especially when it comes to developing controls for highly complex, non-linear running systems.

Against this background, the IMK stands for a symbiotic application of the established methods from the areas of cybernetics and control engineering on the one hand and artificial intelligence (AI) on the other. This enables us to develop innovative and superior solutions that our customers benefit from.

Furthermore, the IMK follows a "bionic" approach. As can already be seen from the above quotation from Hermann SCHMIDT, nature has an extremely extensive fund of solution strategies ready that can be adapted to current and future problems. The great advantage of these strategies is that some of them have been developed and optimized over many thousands of years in a “merciless” “trial and error” process.

Instead of copying nature (bionics), non-natural systems (picture below) can of course also be copied. Abstracting systems, recognizing and using analogies is therefore one of the primary research activities of the IMK (see also systems theory).