Automatic control has rich history, from the ancient to the modern control. From the practical, to more abstract methodology.


In June 1996, IEEE Control Systems Magazine had special issues on the evolving history of control. It presented interesting articles about the development of control systems:

Other historical essays also had been written by Jan C. Willems about the development of optimal control and modeling paradigm:

The followings are other essays about history of control:


Here is short clip on the history of automatic control:


Here is sample clip on the 1st International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) conference, June 27-July 2, 1960  in Moscow.