SYSTEM (Man-machine) 1)2)
A system composed of a subsystem of interconnected functional artefacts (the "machine") and a human individual or groupal subsystem which steers or control it.
In our technological civilization, there are countless man-machine systems, which are evolving toward an ever-increasing complexity, generally characterized by a growing automation, and autonomy, of the machine subsystem.
Man-machine systems are the specific field of study of systems engineering.
- 1) General information
- 2) Methodology or model
- 3) Epistemology, ontology and semantics
- 4) Human sciences
- 5) Discipline oriented
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