Top 5 Control Engineering articles November 22-28, 2021

Articles about Engineers' Choice finalists, finite-state machines, AI shortcuts, nanotube-based sensors and SCADA and automation were Control Engineering’s five most clicked articles from November 22-28, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra November 29, 2021
Courtesy: Peter Galan, a retired control software engineer

The top 5 most read articles online, from November 22-28, 2021, for Control Engineering covered Engineers’ Choice finalists, finite-state machines, AI shortcuts, nanotube-based sensors and SCADA and automation. Links to each article below.

1. 2022 Engineers’ Choice Finalists: Vote now!

The official ballot is open for voting for Control Engineering North American print and digital edition subscribers, for a limited time. Cast your vote online at

2. Finite-state machine for embedded systems

Get help for finite-state machine programming for embedded systems using C programming language.

3. Avoiding shortcut solutions in artificial intelligence

A method developed by MIT researchers forces a machine-learning model to focus on more data when learning a task, which leads to more reliable predictions.

4. Nanotube-based sensor can detect COVID-19 proteins

MIT engineers have designed a nanotube-based sensor that can detect COVID-19 without any antibody and could be used for other pandemic, improving worker health.

5. SCADA can accelerate automation, IIoT implementations

As industrial automation evolves, how do we keep speaking the same language? It helps to evaluate automation by functions, not components. Think about how industrial automation technologies like SCADA can accelerate application capabilities.

The list was developed using CFE Media’s web analytics for stories viewed on, November 22-28, 2021, for articles published within the last two months.

Chris Vavra, web content manager, Control Engineering, CFE Media,

Author Bio: Chris Vavra is web content manager for CFE Media and Technology.