Quantitative object motion prediction by an ART2 and Madaline combined neural network: Concepts and experiments

Qiuming Zhu, Ahmed Y. Tawfik

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A neural network that combines the structures of an ART2 network and a Madaline network is applied to the prediction of object motions in dynamic environments. By the use of an ART2 network, the system extracts a set of coherent motion patterns from a sequence of noise-corrupted input signals. This process is done in an unsupervised learning mode. The system then uses the extracted patterns to direct the quantitative prediction of the future motion states of the object through a Madaline network. A push-forward shift-register keeps track of the object motion profile in real time, and provides input signals to both networks. The method does not require any assumption of mathematical models for the object motions, and is applicable to a variety of situations, such as environments with cooperating robots, where the object motions exhibit quite irregular and vigorous variations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)569-578
Number of pages10
JournalEngineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1995



  • ART2 neural network
  • Madaline network
  • Object motion prediction
  • quantitative prediction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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