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A fast adaptive neural network system for intelligent control

Zaknich, A. and Attikiouzel, Y. (1997) A fast adaptive neural network system for intelligent control. In: IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics, Computational Cybernetics and Simulation, 12 - 15 October, Orlando, FL, USA pp. 1023-1027.

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An intelligent control system needs to adapt to new dynamics very quickly but also retain knowledge of past dynamics to be able to act effectively and quickly for repeat occurrences. One solution is to model the system with two neural networks in parallel whereby one network is trained a priori with a wide range of historical dynamics while the second one, is allowed to adapt itself to make up the differences between the first model and the real-time dynamics. Within this scheme, as the second network is called to adapt itself, the first one can be progressively trained to learn the new dynamics without adversely affecting the old training. A strategy of this type can be achieved very effectively the modified probabilistic neural network because it is constructed with local radial kernel functions and its adaptation mechanism is computationally simple and very fast. This is demonstrated using a complex nonlinear system whose characteristics suddenly change after initial training and then switch back to the original characteristics. Comparisons are made with other networks to show the important advantages of the modified probabilistic neural network.

Publication Type: Conference Paper
Publisher: IEEE
Copyright: © 1997 IEEE
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