This is Shahrad Jamshidi's talk "What is ... a Hybrid Automata?" at the "What is ...?" seminar. The talk was given on Friday, June 24, 2010, 4:30pm at FU Arnimallee 6, SR 031.
A thermostat maintains a constant temperature via a switching mechanism. This discrete switch and the evolution of the temperature can be modelled using a hybrid automata. In this talk we will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of this modelling method.
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