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The cellular neural network (CNN) is a powerful technique to mimic the local function of biological neural circuits, especially the human visual pathway system, for real-time image and video processing. Recently, many studies show that an integrated CNN system can solve more complex high-level intelligent problems. In this brief, we extend our previously proposed multi-CNN integrated system, called recurrent fuzzy CNN (RFCNN) which considers uncoupled CNNs only, to automatically learn the proper network structure and parameters simultaneously of coupled CNNs, which is called recurrent fuzzy coupled CNN (RFCCNN). The proposed RFCCNN provides a solution to the current dilemma on the decision of templates and/or fuzzy rules in the existing integrated (fuzzy) CNN systems. For comparison, the capability of the proposed RFCCNN is demonstrated on the same defect inspection problems. Simulation results show that the proposed RFCCNN outperforms the RFCNN