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Consensus control for a class of networks of dynamic agents. (English) Zbl 1266.93013
Summary: In this paper, the consensus problems for networks of dynamic agents are investigated. The agent dynamics is adopted as a typical point mass model based on the Newton’s law. The average-consensus problem is proposed for such class of networks, which includes two aspects, the agreement of the states of the agents and the convergence to zero of the speeds of the agents. A linear consensus protocol for such networks is established for solving such a consensus problem that includes two parts, a local speed feedback controller and the interactions from the finite neighbours. Two kinds of topology are discussed: one is fixed topology, the other is switching one. The convergence analysis is proved and the protocol performance is discussed as well. The simulation results are presented that are consistent with our theoretical results.

MSC:
93A14 Decentralized systems
68T42 Agent technology and artificial intelligence
94C15 Applications of graph theory to circuits and networks
93C30 Control/observation systems governed by functional relations other than differential equations (such as hybrid and switching systems)
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