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An adaptive system is a system that is able to adapt its behavior according to changes in its environment or in parts of the system itself. A human being, for instance, is certainly an adaptive system; so are organizations and families. Some man-made systems can be made adaptive as well; for instance, control systems utilize feedback loops in order to sense conditions in their environment and adapt accordingly. Robots incorporate many of these control systems. Neural Networks are a common type of algorithmic implementation of adaptive systems. System (from the Latin (systēma), and this from the Greek (sustēma)) is an assemblage of entity/objects, real or abstract, comprising a whole with each and every component/element interacting or related to another one. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Control theory. ... In cybernetics and control theory, feedback is a process whereby some proportion or in general, function, of the output signal of a system is passed (fed back) to the input. ... A robot is an electro-mechanical device that can perform autonomous or preprogrammed tasks. ... An artificial neural network (ANN), also called a simulated neural network (SNN) or commonly just neural network (NN) is an interconnected group of artificial neurons that uses a mathematical or computational model for information processing based on a connectionist approach to computation. ...


Diffusion of innovations theory can help to explain the uptake of new ideas, practices and products by individuals and social groups -- human adaptive systems. The study of the diffusion of innovation is the study of how, why, and at what rate new ideas spread through cultures. ...


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The introduction of this article does not provide enough context for readers unfamiliar with the subject. ... An artificial neural network (ANN), also called a simulated neural network (SNN) or commonly just neural network (NN) is an interconnected group of artificial neurons that uses a mathematical or computational model for information processing based on a connectionist approach to computation. ...

External links

  • Applications of adaptive systems
  • Introduction to Social Macrodynamics. Mathematical Models of the World System Development
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An adaptive system is a physical system that is capable of self-adapting in response to changing environments.
An adaptive system, on the other hand, will be equipped to self-modify into different system-states in order to navigate, function and succeed within different environments.
Adaptive systems are designed to engage and respond to their environments.
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