Michio Sugeno


Michio Sugeno
Michio Sugeno
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Dr. Sugeno first introduced fuzzy measures and the Sugeno Integrals leading to the concept of the Choquet Integrals as an extension of the conventional Lebesgue Integrals. Dr. Sugeno has also been a leader in creating industry partnerships to bring practical applications to life, ranging from smart cameras to industrial control systems. One of Dr. Sugeno’s early breakthroughs was the automatic control of a small car using fuzzy systems based on the Takagi-Sugeno Model. The groundbreaking work has had a tremendous impact on fuzzy control researchers and has impacted applications such as home appliances, automobiles and process control. Dr. Sugeno next tackled intelligent control of an unmanned helicopter by demonstrating fuzzy control through verbal instructions combined with real-time flight data from the GPS and on-board cameras. This achievement has implications for agriculture industry and disaster recovery applications.

An IEEE Member, Dr. Sugeno was an Affiliated Distinguished Researcher at the European Centre for Soft Computing, Oviedo, Spain.