This paper presents empirical results on the application of neural networks to system identification and inverse system identification. Recurrent and Feedforward network models are used to build an emulator of a simple nonlinear gantry crane system, and for the inverse dynamics of the system. Recurrent networks were observed to perform slightly better than feedforward networks for these problems.
Lee, Hyungkeun; Park, Y.; Mehrotra, Kishan; and Ranka, Sanjay, "Nonlinear System Identification Using Recurrent Networks" (1991). Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Technical Reports. Paper 112.