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"You have to budget the number of fuzzy rules you use to control a system. It turns out, you can state the optimality principle in three words: 'patch the bumps.'"
- Bart Kosko

Seleno-Cosmo-Tel  
  Device to automatically avoid asteroids or other bodies.  

He set his course for Betelgeuse, set the instruments for automatic control, and prepared for hours of weary calculations. Danger of collision with asteroids? There was none at his present moderate velocity. A seleno-cosmo-tel, sensitive to the presence of any body with a larger diameter than a hundred feet within a radius of a million miles, would swing the cruiser out of danger.
Technovelgy from A Race Through Time, by Donald Wandrei.
Published by Astounding Science Fiction in 1933
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