The functional link net and learning optimal control

Yoh Han Pao, Stephen M. Phillips

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We present a strategy for learning optimal control. The approach uses functional-link neural network implementations which have several beneficial properties giving advantages over the more common generalized delta rule implementations. The learning task is decomposed into three parts: identification and monitoring, one-step-ahead control generation, and control path optimization. Each of these parts is accomplished with its own functional-link net and these are coordinated to provide the real-time learning of the optimal control path.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)149-164
Number of pages16
Issue number2
StatePublished - Oct 1995
Externally publishedYes


  • Functional-link net
  • Neural net control
  • Optimal control
  • Real-time learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Artificial Intelligence


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