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A new approach to artificial neural networks

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3 Author(s)
Filho, B.D.B.F. ; Inst. de Pesquisas Energeticas e Nucl., Energetic & Nucl. Res. Inst. of the Brazilian Nucl. Energy Nat. Comm., UK ; Cabral, E.L.L. ; Soares, A.J.

A novel approach to artificial neural networks is presented. The philosophy of this approach is based on two aspects: the design of task-specific networks, and a new neuron model with multiple synapses. The synapses' connective strengths are modified through selective and cumulative processes conducted by axo-axonic connections from a feedforward circuit. This new concept was applied to the position control of a planar two-link manipulator exhibiting excellent results on learning capability and generalization when compared with a conventional feedforward network. In the present paper, the example shows only a network developed from a neuronal reflexive circuit with some useful artifices, nevertheless without the intention of covering all possibilities devised

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Neural Networks, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:9 ,  Issue: 6 )