The Thinking Machine: W Ross Ashby and the Homeostat – Science blog

20 APRIL 2016 The Thinking Machine: W Ross Ashby and the Homeostat The British Library holds the personal archive of W. Ross Ashby – psychiatrist and expert in cybernetics (the study of the control of systems using technology). In this guest post Hallvard Haug, postdoctoral fellow at Birkbeck, University of London, examines the figure of W. Ross Ashby and his key invention the homeostat – a machine capable of adapting itself to the environment. A shorter article on W. Ross Ashby is featured on the British Library Untold Lives blog.

The Thinking Machine: W Ross Ashby and the Homeostat – Science blog