John S. Baras


On the connectivity assumption of non-liner flocking models

C. Somarakis and John S. Baras

Proceedings of 8th International Conference on Methods and Models is Automation and Robotics (MMAR 2013), pp. 800-805, Międzyzdroje, Poland, August 26-29, 2013.

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The problem of collective behavior of autonomous agents is discussed. Based on state dependent communication graphs we analyze a family of nonlinear flocking models by establishing sufficient initial conditions so as connectivity and thus asymptotic flocking is ensured. We discuss models with non-linear uniformly bounded connection rates with and without delays.

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