JOURNAL OF INTELLIGENT & ROBOTIC SYSTEMS, vol.31, pp.253-281, 2001 (SCI-Expanded)
For a class of single-input, single-output, continuous-time nonlinear systems, a feedback linearizing neural network (NN) controller is presented. Control action is used to achieve tracking performance. The controller is composed of a robustifying term and two neural networks adapted on-line to linearize the system by approximating two nonlinear functions. A stability proof is given in the sense of Lyapunov. No off-line weight learning phase is needed and initialization of the network weights is straightforward. The NN controller is tested on a standard benchmark problem.