Multi-group flocking control of multi-agent systems信息来源：2023年5月15日 15：00 发布时间：2023-05-12
主题：Multi-group flocking control of multi-agent systems
摘要： As a fascinating collective behavior, flocking is observed in a variety of biological species such as beasts, birds, fish, bees, and ants. In such situations, each individual acts as an autonomous agent and interacts only with its nearby neighbors, while the entire group displays coordinated behavior and can accomplish very complex tasks. Inspired by such collective intelligence of animal groups in nature, there has been an increased research interest in flocking control of multi-agent systems around the world in recent years. This talk discusses the flocking control problem of multi-agent systems with multi-group tracking various virtual leaders. Hybrid protocols are proposed to take into consideration of continuous communications among agents and intermittent information exchanges at a sequence of discrete times. It is shown, by employing results from graph theory and dynamical systems, that agents may be divided into multiple subgroups to follow different leaders while maintaining desired sub-formation configurations as well as collision-free motions.
刘新芝教授，加拿大滑铁卢大学应用数学系教授，国家教育部“长江学者奖励计划”（第三批）特聘教授。1988年在美国德克萨斯大学阿灵顿分校获博士学位，1994年被聘为滑铁卢大学终身教授。发表学术论文300余篇，学术著作6部，其中被SCI收录200余篇。完成六项加拿大自然科学与工程基金资助的重大科研项目，先后四次组织召开国际学术会议，并担任大会总主席。现任国际杂志“Dynamics of Continuous, Discrete and Impulsive Systems”主编。研究方向包括：混合动力系统、非线性系统控制及稳定性、复杂网络的同步、保密通讯和传染病模型等。