HowStuffWorks Highlights DIDO Software

Can a computer truly replicate this process? That’s where technology like DIDO comes in. DIDO is software programmed to run on the MATLAB scientific computing platform which, in turn, requires Microsoft Windows. Computers can use DIDO to process large and ever-changing amounts of data into a reliable best response. DIDO was developed in the late 1990s by U.S. Naval Postgraduate School professor Isaac “Mike” Ross. At the time, Ross and colleague Fariba Fahroo were conducting research in optimal control theory and computation. We’ll look more at optimal control theory later.

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