A survey on projection neural networks and their applications

Long Jin, Shuai Li, Bin Hu, Mei Liu

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Constrained optimization problems arise in numerous scientific and engineering applications, and many papers on the online solution of constrained optimization problems using projection neural networks have been published in the literature. The purpose of this paper is to provide a comprehensive review of the research on projection neural networks for solving various constrained optimizations as well as their applications. Since convergence and stability are important for projection neural networks, theoretical results of projection neural networks are reviewed in detail. In addition, various applications of projection neural networks, e.g., the motion generation of redundant robot manipulators, coordination control of multiple robots with limited communications, generation of winner-take-all strategy, model predictive control and WSN localizations, are discussed and compared. Concluding remarks and future directions of projection neural networks as well as their applications are provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)533-544
Number of pages12
JournalApplied Soft Computing Journal
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2019


  • Distributed control
  • Linear programming
  • Projection neural network
  • Quadratic programming
  • Recurrent neural networks
  • Redundant robot manipulators
  • Robust stability
  • Winner-take-all

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software


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