The use of a new Recurrent Neural Network (RNN) for controlling a robot manipulator is presented in this paper. The RNN is a modification of Elman network. In order to solve load uncertainties, a fast-load adaptive identification is also employed in a control system. The weight parameters of the network are updated using the standard Back-Propagation (BP) learning algorithm. The proposed control system is consisted of a NN controller, fast-load adaptation and PID-Robust controller. A general feedforward neural network (FNN) and a Diagonal Recurrent Network (DRN) are utilised for comparison with the proposed RNN. A two-link planar robot manipulator is used to evaluate and compare performance of the proposed NN and the control scheme. The convergence and accuracy of the proposed control scheme is proved.