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The algorithms, computers, and sensors used to produce steering commands in the control of mobile platforms. The types of vehicles include airplanes, rockets, missiles, ships, torpedoes, drones, and others, including robotic vehicles used in material transport within factories. There are primarily two types of guidance systems. The first uses a preplanned route or mission plan to determine where to go and then compares the vehicle's position relative to this plan to steer the vehicle. The second uses sensors called seekers to track where the vehicle should go.
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