This volume is a compilation of 50 articles representing the scientific and technical advances in various aspects of system dynamics, instrumentation, measurement techniques, and control. It serves as an important resource in the field. The topics include state-of-the-art contributions in the fields of dynamics and control of nonlinear, hybrid, stochastic, time-delayed and piecewise affine systems; nonlinear control theory; control of chaotic systems; adaptive, model predictive and real-time controls, with applications involving vehicular systems, fault diagnostics, and flexible and cellular manufacturing systems, vibration suppression, biomedical, mobile robots, etc.The proceedings have been selected for coverage in:* Index to Scientific & Technical Proceedings (R) (ISTP (R) / ISI Proceedings)* Index to Scientific & Technical Proceedings (ISTP CDROM version / ISI Proceedings)* CC Proceedings - Engineering & Physical Sciences
Dynamic Analysis of a Stewart Platform Manipulator (H-B Guo & H-R Li); Stabilization of Piecewise-Affine Systems Subject to Actuator Saturation (B Gholami & L Rodrigues); Nonlinear Control of Welding Robot for Tracking a 3D Rectangular Welding Line (M D Ngo et al.); Fuzzy Direct Adaptive Control of Linearizable Systems (W F Xie & A B Rad); Autolanding Controller Design Using Adaptive Control (S M B Malaek et al.); Chaos Control for a Class of Discrete-Time Chaotic Systems Using Pole-Placement Technique (G-P Jiang & W X Zheng); Minimum Entropy Control and Symmetricality Control of Multivariable Output Dynamic Stochastic Systems (W Wang & H Wang); FMS Analysis and Simulation with OOCPN (X-O Li & S V Chapa); Development of Strain Gage Data Acquisition System for Turbine (I J Sung et al.); Invariant Discretization of a System Governed by Bernoulli's Differential Equation (N Hori & C A Rabbath); and other papers.