Cooperative Control of Multi Agent Systems

Cooperative Control of Multi Agent Systems
Author: Jianan Wang,Chunyan Wang,Ming Xin,Zhengtao Ding,Jiayuan Shan
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2020-03-25
ISBN 10: 0128204451
ISBN 13: 9780128204450
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cooperative Control of Multi Agent Systems Book Review:

Cooperative Control of Multi-Agent Systems: An Optimal and Robust Perspective reports and encourages technology transfer in the field of cooperative control of multi-agent systems. The book deals with UGVs, UAVs, UUVs and spacecraft, and more. It presents an extended exposition of the authors’ recent work on all aspects of multi-agent technology. Modelling and cooperative control of multi-agent systems are topics of great interest, across both academia (research and education) and industry (for real applications and end-users). Graduate students and researchers from a wide spectrum of specialties in electrical, mechanical or aerospace engineering fields will use this book as a key resource. Helps shape the reader's understanding of optimal and robust cooperative control design techniques for multi-agent systems Presents new theoretical control challenges and investigates unresolved/open problems Explores future research trends in multi-agent systems Offers a certain amount of analytical mathematics, practical numerical procedures, and actual implementations of some proposed approaches

Cooperative Control of Multi Agent Systems

Cooperative Control of Multi Agent Systems
Author: Frank L. Lewis,Hongwei Zhang,Kristian Hengster-Movric,Abhijit Das
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 307
Release: 2013-12-31
ISBN 10: 1447155742
ISBN 13: 9781447155744
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cooperative Control of Multi Agent Systems Book Review:

Cooperative Control of Multi-Agent Systems extends optimal control and adaptive control design methods to multi-agent systems on communication graphs. It develops Riccati design techniques for general linear dynamics for cooperative state feedback design, cooperative observer design, and cooperative dynamic output feedback design. Both continuous-time and discrete-time dynamical multi-agent systems are treated. Optimal cooperative control is introduced and neural adaptive design techniques for multi-agent nonlinear systems with unknown dynamics, which are rarely treated in literature are developed. Results spanning systems with first-, second- and on up to general high-order nonlinear dynamics are presented. Each control methodology proposed is developed by rigorous proofs. All algorithms are justified by simulation examples. The text is self-contained and will serve as an excellent comprehensive source of information for researchers and graduate students working with multi-agent systems.

Cooperative Control of Multi Agent Systems

Cooperative Control of Multi Agent Systems
Author: Zhongkui Li,Zhisheng Duan
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2017-12-19
ISBN 10: 1466569972
ISBN 13: 9781466569973
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cooperative Control of Multi Agent Systems Book Review:

Distributed controller design is generally a challenging task, especially for multi-agent systems with complex dynamics, due to the interconnected effect of the agent dynamics, the interaction graph among agents, and the cooperative control laws. Cooperative Control of Multi-Agent Systems: A Consensus Region Approach offers a systematic framework for designing distributed controllers for multi-agent systems with general linear agent dynamics, linear agent dynamics with uncertainties, and Lipschitz nonlinear agent dynamics. Beginning with an introduction to cooperative control and graph theory, this monograph: Explores the consensus control problem for continuous-time and discrete-time linear multi-agent systems Studies the H∞ and H2 consensus problems for linear multi-agent systems subject to external disturbances Designs distributed adaptive consensus protocols for continuous-time linear multi-agent systems Considers the distributed tracking control problem for linear multi-agent systems with a leader of nonzero control input Examines the distributed containment control problem for the case with multiple leaders Covers the robust cooperative control problem for multi-agent systems with linear nominal agent dynamics subject to heterogeneous matching uncertainties Discusses the global consensus problem for Lipschitz nonlinear multi-agent systems Cooperative Control of Multi-Agent Systems: A Consensus Region Approach provides a novel approach to designing distributed cooperative protocols for multi-agent systems with complex dynamics. The proposed consensus region decouples the design of the feedback gain matrices of the cooperative protocols from the communication graph and serves as a measure for the robustness of the protocols to variations of the communication graph. By exploiting the decoupling feature, adaptive cooperative protocols are presented that can be designed and implemented in a fully distributed fashion.

Cooperative Control of Distributed Multi Agent Systems

Cooperative Control of Distributed Multi Agent Systems
Author: Jeff Shamma
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 452
Release: 2008-02-28
ISBN 10: 9780470724194
ISBN 13: 0470724196
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cooperative Control of Distributed Multi Agent Systems Book Review:

The paradigm of ‘multi-agent’ cooperative control is the challenge frontier for new control system application domains, and as a research area it has experienced a considerable increase in activity in recent years. This volume, the result of a UCLA collaborative project with Caltech, Cornell and MIT, presents cutting edge results in terms of the “dimensions” of cooperative control from leading researchers worldwide. This dimensional decomposition allows the reader to assess the multi-faceted landscape of cooperative control. Cooperative Control of Distributed Multi-Agent Systems is organized into four main themes, or dimensions, of cooperative control: distributed control and computation, adversarial interactions, uncertain evolution and complexity management. The military application of autonomous vehicles systems or multiple unmanned vehicles is primarily targeted; however much of the material is relevant to a broader range of multi-agent systems including cooperative robotics, distributed computing, sensor networks and data network congestion control. Cooperative Control of Distributed Multi-Agent Systems offers the reader an organized presentation of a variety of recent research advances, supporting software and experimental data on the resolution of the cooperative control problem. It will appeal to senior academics, researchers and graduate students as well as engineers working in the areas of cooperative systems, control and optimization.

Robust Cooperative Control of Multi Agent Systems

Robust Cooperative Control of Multi Agent Systems
Author: Chunyan Wang,Zongyu Zuo,Jianan Wang,Zhengtao Ding
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2021-05-19
ISBN 10: 1000376648
ISBN 13: 9781000376647
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Robust Cooperative Control of Multi Agent Systems Book Review:

This book presents a concise introduction to the latest advances in robust cooperative control design for multi-agent systems with input delay and external disturbances, especially from a prediction and observation perspective. The volume covers a wide range of applications, such as the trajectory tracking of quadrotors, formation flying of multiple unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and fixed-time formation of ground vehicles. Robust cooperative control means that multi-agent systems are able to achieve specified control tasks while remaining robust in the face of both parametric and nonparametric model uncertainties. In addition, the authors cover a wide range of key issues in cooperative control, such as communication and input delays, parametric model uncertainties and external disturbances. Moving beyond the scope of existing works, a systematic prediction and observation approach to designing robust cooperative control laws is presented. About the Authors Chunyan Wang is an Associate Professor in the School of Aerospace Engineering at Beijing Institute of Technology, China. Zongyu Zuo is a full Professor with the School of Automation Science and Electrical Engineering, Beihang University, China. Jianan Wang is an Associate Professor in the School of Aerospace Engineering at Beijing Institute of Technology, China. Zhengtao Ding is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at University of Manchester, U.K.

Distributed Cooperative Control of Multi agent Systems

Distributed Cooperative Control of Multi agent Systems
Author: Wenwu Yu,Guanghui Wen,Guanrong Chen,Jinde Cao
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2017-05-01
ISBN 10: 1119246202
ISBN 13: 9781119246206
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Distributed Cooperative Control of Multi agent Systems Book Review:

A detailed and systematic introduction to the distributed cooperative control of multi-agent systems from a theoretical, network perspective Features detailed analysis and discussions on the distributed cooperative control and dynamics of multi-agent systems Covers comprehensively first order, second order and higher order systems, swarming and flocking behaviors Provides a broad theoretical framework for understanding the fundamentals of distributed cooperative control

Multiagent Systems

Multiagent Systems
Author: Magdi S. Mahmoud
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-03-20
ISBN 10: 1000078108
ISBN 13: 9781000078107
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multiagent Systems Book Review:

Multiagent systems (MAS) are one of the most exciting and the fastest growing domains in the intelligent resource management and agent-oriented technology, which deals with modeling of autonomous decisions making entities. Recent developments have produced very encouraging results in the novel approach of handling multiplayer interactive systems. In particular, the multiagent system approach is adapted to model, control, manage or test the operations and management of several system applications including multi-vehicles, microgrids, multi-robots, where agents represent individual entities in the network. Each participant is modeled as an autonomous participant with independent strategies and responses to outcomes. They are able to operate autonomously and interact pro-actively with their environment. In recent works, the problem of information consensus is addressed, where a team of vehicles communicate with each other to agree on key pieces of information that enable them to work together in a coordinated fashion. The problem is challenging because communication channels have limited range and there are possibilities of fading and dropout. The book comprises chapters on synchronization and consensus in multiagent systems. It shows that the joint presentation of synchronization and consensus enables readers to learn about similarities and differences of both concepts. It reviews the cooperative control of multi-agent dynamical systems interconnected by a communication network topology. Using the terminology of cooperative control, each system is endowed with its own state variable and dynamics. A fundamental problem in multi-agent dynamical systems on networks is the design of distributed protocols that guarantee consensus or synchronization in the sense that the states of all the systems reach the same value. It is evident from the results that research in multiagent systems offer opportunities for further developments in theoretical, simulation and implementations. This book attempts to fill this gap and aims at presenting a comprehensive volume that documents theoretical aspects and practical applications.

Cooperative Control Design

Cooperative Control Design
Author: He Bai,Murat Arcak,John Wen
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2011-06-03
ISBN 10: 1461400147
ISBN 13: 9781461400141
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cooperative Control Design Book Review:

Cooperative Control Design: A Systematic, Passivity-Based Approach discusses multi-agent coordination problems, including formation control, attitude coordination, and synchronization. The goal of the book is to introduce passivity as a design tool for multi-agent systems, to provide exemplary work using this tool, and to illustrate its advantages in designing robust cooperative control algorithms. The discussion begins with an introduction to passivity and demonstrates how passivity can be used as a design tool for motion coordination. Followed by the case of adaptive redesigns for reference velocity recovery while describing a basic design, a modified design and the parameter convergence problem. Formation control is presented as it relates to relative distance control and relative position control. The coverage is concluded with a comprehensive discussion of agreement and the synchronization problem with an example using attitude coordination.

Fixed Time Cooperative Control of Multi Agent Systems

Fixed Time Cooperative Control of Multi Agent Systems
Author: Zongyu Zuo,Qing-Long Han,Boda Ning
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 153
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 9783030202804
ISBN 13: 3030202801
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fixed Time Cooperative Control of Multi Agent Systems Book Review:

This monograph presents new theories and methods for fixed-time cooperative control of multi-agent systems. Fundamental concepts of fixed-time stability and stabilization are introduced with insightful understanding. This book presents solutions for several problems of fixed-time cooperative control using systematic design methods. The book compares fixed-time cooperative control with asymptotic cooperative control, demonstrating how the former can achieve better closed-loop performance and disturbance rejection properties. It also discusses the differences from finite-time control, and shows how fixed-time cooperative control can produce the faster rate of convergence and provide an explicit estimate of the settling time independent of initial conditions. This monograph presents multiple applications of fixed-time control schemes, including to distributed optimization of multi-agent systems, making it useful to students, researchers and engineers alike.

On the Control of Multi Agent Systems

On the Control of Multi Agent Systems
Author: Fei Chen,Wei Ren
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2019-07-31
ISBN 10: 9781680835823
ISBN 13: 1680835823
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

On the Control of Multi Agent Systems Book Review:

Multi-Agent Systems (MAS) use networked multiple autonomous agents to accomplish complex tasks in areas such as space-based applications, smart grids, and machine learning. The overall system goal is achieved using local interactions among the agents. The last two decades have witnessed rapid development of MASs in automatic control. Tracing the roots of such systems back more than 50 years, this monograph provides the reader with an in-depth and comprehensive survey of the research in Multi-Agent Systems. The focus is on the research conducted in the two decades. It introduces the basic concepts and definitions to the reader before going on to describe how MAS has been used in most forms of systems. The monograph offers a concise reference for understanding the use of MASs and the contemporary research issues for further investigation. In addition to covering the basic theory, the authors also cover applications in multi-robot systems, sensor networks, smart grid, machine learning, social networks, and many-core microprocessors. On the Control of Multi-Agent Systems provides researchers and students in systems and control a modern, comprehensive survey of one of the most important current day topics.

Cooperative Control of Multi Agent Systems

Cooperative Control of Multi Agent Systems
Author: Yue Wang,Eloy Garcia,Fumin Zhang,David Casbeer
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-05-08
ISBN 10: 1119266122
ISBN 13: 9781119266129
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cooperative Control of Multi Agent Systems Book Review:

A comprehensive review of the state of the art in the control of multi-agent systems theory and applications The superiority of multi-agent systems over single agents for the control of unmanned air, water and ground vehicles has been clearly demonstrated in a wide range of application areas. Their large-scale spatial distribution, robustness, high scalability and low cost enable multi-agent systems to achieve tasks that could not successfully be performed by even the most sophisticated single agent systems. Cooperative Control of Multi-Agent Systems: Theory and Applications provides a wide-ranging review of the latest developments in the cooperative control of multi-agent systems theory and applications. The applications described are mainly in the areas of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs). Throughout, the authors link basic theory to multi-agent cooperative control practice — illustrated within the context of highly-realistic scenarios of high-level missions — without losing site of the mathematical background needed to provide performance guarantees under general working conditions. Many of the problems and solutions considered involve combinations of both types of vehicles. Topics explored include target assignment, target tracking, consensus, stochastic game theory-based framework, event-triggered control, topology design and identification, coordination under uncertainty and coverage control. Establishes a bridge between fundamental cooperative control theory and specific problems of interest in a wide range of applications areas Includes example applications from the fields of space exploration, radiation shielding, site clearance, tracking/classification, surveillance, search-and-rescue and more Features detailed presentations of specific algorithms and application frameworks with relevant commercial and military applications Provides a comprehensive look at the latest developments in this rapidly evolving field, while offering informed speculation on future directions for collective control systems The use of multi-agent system technologies in both everyday commercial use and national defense is certain to increase tremendously in the years ahead, making this book a valuable resource for researchers, engineers, and applied mathematicians working in systems and controls, as well as advanced undergraduates and graduate students interested in those areas.

Graph Theoretic Methods in Multiagent Networks

Graph Theoretic Methods in Multiagent Networks
Author: Mehran Mesbahi,Magnus Egerstedt
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2010-07-01
ISBN 10: 1400835356
ISBN 13: 9781400835355
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Graph Theoretic Methods in Multiagent Networks Book Review:

This accessible book provides an introduction to the analysis and design of dynamic multiagent networks. Such networks are of great interest in a wide range of areas in science and engineering, including: mobile sensor networks, distributed robotics such as formation flying and swarming, quantum networks, networked economics, biological synchronization, and social networks. Focusing on graph theoretic methods for the analysis and synthesis of dynamic multiagent networks, the book presents a powerful new formalism and set of tools for networked systems. The book's three sections look at foundations, multiagent networks, and networks as systems. The authors give an overview of important ideas from graph theory, followed by a detailed account of the agreement protocol and its various extensions, including the behavior of the protocol over undirected, directed, switching, and random networks. They cover topics such as formation control, coverage, distributed estimation, social networks, and games over networks. And they explore intriguing aspects of viewing networks as systems, by making these networks amenable to control-theoretic analysis and automatic synthesis, by monitoring their dynamic evolution, and by examining higher-order interaction models in terms of simplicial complexes and their applications. The book will interest graduate students working in systems and control, as well as in computer science and robotics. It will be a standard reference for researchers seeking a self-contained account of system-theoretic aspects of multiagent networks and their wide-ranging applications. This book has been adopted as a textbook at the following universities: ? University of Stuttgart, Germany Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden Johannes Kepler University, Austria Georgia Tech, USA University of Washington, USA Ohio University, USA

Advances in Robot Control

Advances in Robot Control
Author: Sadao Kawamura,Mikhail Svinin
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2007-07-17
ISBN 10: 3540373470
ISBN 13: 9783540373476
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Robot Control Book Review:

This volume surveys three decades of modern robot control theory and describes how the work of Suguru Arimoto shaped its development. Twelve survey articles written by experts associated with Suguru Arimoto at various stages in his career treat the subject comprehensively. This book provides an important reference for graduate students and researchers, as well as for mathematicians, engineers and scientists whose work involves robot control theory.

Distributed Average Tracking in Multi agent Systems

Distributed Average Tracking in Multi agent Systems
Author: Fei Chen,Wei Ren
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 231
Release: 2020-02-04
ISBN 10: 3030395367
ISBN 13: 9783030395360
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Distributed Average Tracking in Multi agent Systems Book Review:

This book presents a systematic study of an emerging field in the development of multi-agent systems. In a wide spectrum of applications, it is now common to see that multiple agents work cooperatively to accomplish a complex task. The book assists the implementation of such applications by promoting the ability of multi-agent systems to track — using local communication only — the mean value of signals of interest, even when these change rapidly with time and when no individual agent has direct access to the average signal across the whole team; for example, when a better estimation/control performance of multi-robot systems has to be guaranteed, it is desirable for each robot to compute or track the averaged changing measurements of all the robots at any time by communicating with only local neighboring robots. The book covers three factors in successful distributed average tracking: algorithm design via nonsmooth and extended PI control; distributed average tracking for double-integrator, general-linear, Euler–Lagrange, and input-saturated dynamics; and applications in dynamic region-following formation control and distributed convex optimization. The book presents both the theory and applications in a general but self-contained manner, making it easy to follow for newcomers to the topic. The content presented fosters research advances in distributed average tracking and inspires future research directions in the field in academia and industry.

Multiagent Robotic Systems

Multiagent Robotic Systems
Author: Jiming Liu,Jianbing Wu
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2018-10-08
ISBN 10: 1420038834
ISBN 13: 9781420038835
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multiagent Robotic Systems Book Review:

Providing a guided tour of the pioneering work and major technical issues, Multiagent Robotic Systems addresses learning and adaptation in decentralized autonomous robots. Its systematic examination demonstrates the interrelationships between the autonomy of individual robots and the emerged global behavior properties of a group performing a cooperative task. The author also includes descriptions of the essential building blocks of the architecture of autonomous mobile robots with respect to their requirement on local behavioral conditioning and group behavioral evolution. After reading this book you will be able to fully appreciate the strengths and usefulness of various approaches in the development and application of multiagent robotic systems. It covers: Why and how to develop and experimentally test the computational mechanisms for learning and evolving sensory-motor control behaviors in autonomous robots How to design and develop evolutionary algorithm-based group behavioral learning mechanisms for the optimal emergence of group behaviors How to enable group robots to converge to a finite number of desirable task states through group learning What are the effects of the local learning mechanisms on the emergent global behaviors How to use decentralized, self-organizing autonomous robots to perform cooperative tasks in an unknown environment Earlier works have focused primarily on how to navigate in a spatially unknown environment, given certain predefined motion behaviors. What is missing, however, is an in-depth look at the important issues on how to effectively obtain such behaviors in group robots and how to enable behavioral learning and adaptation at the group level. Multiagent Robotic Systems examines the key methodological issues and gives you an understanding of the underlying computational models and techniques for multiagent systems.

Multi agent Optimization

Multi agent Optimization
Author: Angelia Nedić,Jong-Shi Pang,Gesualdo Scutari,Ying Sun
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2018-11-01
ISBN 10: 3319971425
ISBN 13: 9783319971421
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multi agent Optimization Book Review:

This book contains three well-written research tutorials that inform the graduate reader about the forefront of current research in multi-agent optimization. These tutorials cover topics that have not yet found their way in standard books and offer the reader the unique opportunity to be guided by major researchers in the respective fields. Multi-agent optimization, lying at the intersection of classical optimization, game theory, and variational inequality theory, is at the forefront of modern optimization and has recently undergone a dramatic development. It seems timely to provide an overview that describes in detail ongoing research and important trends. This book concentrates on Distributed Optimization over Networks; Differential Variational Inequalities; and Advanced Decomposition Algorithms for Multi-agent Systems. This book will appeal to both mathematicians and mathematically oriented engineers and will be the source of inspiration for PhD students and researchers.

Networked Control Systems with Intermittent Feedback

Networked Control Systems with Intermittent Feedback
Author: Domagoj Tolić,Sandra Hirche
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2017-03-31
ISBN 10: 1315350904
ISBN 13: 9781315350905
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Networked Control Systems with Intermittent Feedback Book Review:

Networked Control Systems (NCSs) are spatially distributed systems for which the communication between sensors, actuators and controllers is realized by a shared (wired or wireless) communication network. NCSs offer several advantages, such as reduced installation and maintenance costs, as well as greater flexibility, over conventional control systems in which parts of control loops exchange information via dedicated point-to-point connections. The principal goal of this book is to present a coherent and versatile framework applicable to various settings investigated by the authors over the last several years. This framework is applicable to nonlinear time-varying dynamic plants and controllers with delayed dynamics; a large class of static, dynamic, probabilistic and priority-oriented scheduling protocols; delayed, noisy, lossy and intermittent information exchange; decentralized control problems of heterogeneous agents with time-varying directed (not necessarily balanced) communication topologies; state- and output-feedback; off-line and on-line intermittent feedback; optimal intermittent feedback through Approximate Dynamic Programming (ADP) and Reinforcement Learning (RL); and control systems with exogenous disturbances and modeling uncertainties.

Consensus Tracking of Multi agent Systems with Switching Topologies

Consensus Tracking of Multi agent Systems with Switching Topologies
Author: Lijing Dong,Sing Kiong Nguang
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2020-04-08
ISBN 10: 012818941X
ISBN 13: 9780128189412
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Consensus Tracking of Multi agent Systems with Switching Topologies Book Review:

Consensus Tracking of Multi-agent Systems with Switching Topologies takes an advanced look at the development of multi-agent systems with continuously switching topologies and relay tracking systems with switching of agents. Research problems addressed are well defined and numerical examples and simulation results are given to demonstrate the engineering potential. The book is aimed at advanced graduate students in control engineering, signal processing, nonlinear systems, switched systems and applied mathematics. It will also be a core reference for control engineers working on nonlinear control and switched control, as well as mathematicians and biomedical engineering researchers working on complex systems. Discusses key applications and the latest advances in distributed consensus tracking methods Offers a clear and comprehensive overview on the recent development of multi-agent systems with switching topologies Offers graduate students and beginning engineers a core reference on complex systems analysis and cooperative control

Advanced Distributed Consensus for Multiagent Systems

Advanced Distributed Consensus for Multiagent Systems
Author: Magdi S. Mahmoud,Mojeed O. Oyedeji,Yuanqing Xia
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2020-12-05
ISBN 10: 012823203X
ISBN 13: 9780128232033
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advanced Distributed Consensus for Multiagent Systems Book Review:

Advanced Distributed Consensus for Multiagent Systems contributes to the further development of advanced distributed consensus methods for different classes of multiagent methods. The book expands the field of coordinated multiagent dynamic systems, including discussions on swarms, multi-vehicle and swarm robotics. In addition, it addresses advanced distributed methods for the important topic of multiagent systems, with a goal of providing a high-level treatment of consensus to different versions while preserving systematic analysis of the material and providing an accounting to math development in a unified way. This book is suitable for graduate courses in electrical, mechanical and computer science departments. Consensus control in multiagent systems is becoming increasingly popular among researchers due to its applicability in analyzing and designing coordination behaviors among agents in multiagent frameworks. Multiagent systems have been a fascinating subject amongst researchers as their practical applications span multiple fields ranging from robotics, control theory, systems biology, evolutionary biology, power systems, social and political systems to mention a few. Gathers together the theoretical preliminaries and fundamental issues related to multiagent systems and controls Provides coherent results on adopting a multiagent framework for critically examining problems in smart microgrid systems Presents advanced analysis of multiagent systems under cyberphysical attacks and develops resilient control strategies to guarantee safe operation

Formation Control

Formation Control
Author: Hyo-Sung Ahn
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2019-03-29
ISBN 10: 3030151875
ISBN 13: 9783030151874
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Formation Control Book Review:

This monograph introduces recent developments in formation control of distributed-agent systems. Eschewing the traditional concern with the dynamic characteristics of individual agents, the book proposes a treatment that studies the formation control problem in terms of interactions among agents including factors such as sensing topology, communication and actuation topologies, and computations. Keeping pace with recent technological advancements in control, communications, sensing and computation that have begun to bring the applications of distributed-systems theory out of the industrial sphere and into that of day-to-day life, this monograph provides distributed control algorithms for a group of agents that may behave together. Unlike traditional control laws that usually require measurements with respect to a global coordinate frame and communications between a centralized operation center and agents, this book provides control laws that require only relative measurements and communications between agents without interaction with a centralized operator. Since the control algorithms presented in this book do not require any global sensing and any information exchanges with a centralized operation center, they can be realized in a fully distributed way, which significantly reduces the operation and implementation costs of a group of agents. Formation Control will give both students and researchers interested in pursuing this field a good grounding on which to base their work.