<XML><RECORDS><RECORD><REFERENCE_TYPE>3</REFERENCE_TYPE><REFNUM>6422</REFNUM><AUTHORS><AUTHOR>Murray-Smith,R.</AUTHOR><AUTHOR>Sbarbaro,D.</AUTHOR></AUTHORS><YEAR>2002</YEAR><TITLE>Nonlinear Adaptive Control using non-parametric Gaussian Process prior models</TITLE><PLACE_PUBLISHED> </PLACE_PUBLISHED><PUBLISHER>Academic Press</PUBLISHER><LABEL>Murray-Smith:2002:6422</LABEL><KEYWORDS><KEYWORD>Gaussian process priors</KEYWORD></KEYWORDS<ABSTRACT>Nonparametric Gaussian Process prior models, taken from Bayesian statistics methodology are used to implement a nonlinear adaptive control law. The expected value of a quadratic cost function is minimised, without ignoring the variance of the model predictions. This leads to implicit regularisation of the control signal (caution), and excitation of the system. The controller has dual features, since it is both tracking a reference signal and learning a model of the system from observed responses. The general method and its main features are illustrated on a simulation example. </ABSTRACT></RECORD></RECORDS></XML>