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An overview of recent progress in the study of distributed multiagent coordination
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Secondorder consensus for multiagent systems with directed topologies and nonlinear dynamics
 IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
"... Abstract—This paper considers a secondorder consensus problem for multiagent systems with nonlinear dynamics and directed topologies where each agent is governed by both position and velocity consensus terms with a timevarying asymptotic velocity. To describe the system’s ability for reaching co ..."
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Abstract—This paper considers a secondorder consensus problem for multiagent systems with nonlinear dynamics and directed topologies where each agent is governed by both position and velocity consensus terms with a timevarying asymptotic velocity. To describe the system’s ability for reaching consensus, a new concept about the generalized algebraic connectivity is defined for strongly connected networks and then extended to the strongly connected components of the directed network containing a spanning tree. Some sufficient conditions are derived for reaching secondorder consensus in multiagent systems with nonlinear dynamics based on algebraic graph theory, matrix theory, and Lyapunov control approach. Finally, simulation examples are given to verify the theoretical analysis. Index Terms—Algebraic connectivity, directed spanning tree, multiagent system, secondorder consensus, strongly connected network. I.
SYNCHRONIZATION VIA PINNING CONTROL ON GENERAL COMPLEX NETWORKS
, 2013
"... This paper studies synchronization via pinning control on general complex dynamical networks, such as strongly connected networks, networks with a directed spanning tree, weakly connected networks, and directed forests. A criterion for ensuring network synchronization on strongly connected network ..."
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This paper studies synchronization via pinning control on general complex dynamical networks, such as strongly connected networks, networks with a directed spanning tree, weakly connected networks, and directed forests. A criterion for ensuring network synchronization on strongly connected networks is given. It is found that the vertices with very small indegrees should be pinned first. In addition, it is shown that the original condition with controllers can be reformulated such that it does not depend on the form of the chosen controllers, which implies that the vertices with very large outdegrees may be pinned. Then, a criterion for achieving synchronization on networks with a directed spanning tree, which can be composed of many strongly connected components, is derived. It is found that the strongly connected components with very few connections from other components should be controlled and the components with many connections from other components can achieve synchronization even without controls. Moreover, a simple but effective pinning algorithm for reaching synchronization on a general complex dynamical network is proposed. Finally, some simulation examples are given to verify the proposed pinning scheme.
Distributed Higher Order Consensus Protocols in Multiagent Dynamical Systems
, 2011
"... This paper studies general higher order distributed consensus protocols in multiagent dynamical systems. First, network synchronization is investigated, with some necessary and sufficient conditions derived for higher order consensus. It is found that consensus can be reached if and only if all sub ..."
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This paper studies general higher order distributed consensus protocols in multiagent dynamical systems. First, network synchronization is investigated, with some necessary and sufficient conditions derived for higher order consensus. It is found that consensus can be reached if and only if all subsystems are asymptotically stable. Based on this result, consensus regions are characterized. It is proved that for the thorder consensus, there are at most ( +1) 2 disconnected stable and unstable consensus regions. It is shown that consensus can be achieved if and only if all the nonzero eigenvalues of the Laplacian matrix lie in the stable consensus regions. Moreover, the ratio of the largest to the smallest nonzero eigenvalues of the Laplacian matrix plays a key role in reaching consensus and a scheme for choosing the coupling strength is derived. Furthermore, a leaderfollower control problem in multiagent dynamical systems is considered, which reveals that to reach consensus the agents with very small degrees must be informed. Finally, simulation examples are given to illustrate the theoretical analysis.
Robust consensus for a class of uncertain multiagent dynamical systems
 IEEE Transactions on Industrial Informatics
"... Abstract—This paper investigates robust consensus for a class of uncertain multiagent dynamical systems. Specifically, it is supposed that the system is described by a weighted adjacency matrix whose entries are polynomial functions of an uncertain vector constrained in a semialgebraic set. For ..."
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Abstract—This paper investigates robust consensus for a class of uncertain multiagent dynamical systems. Specifically, it is supposed that the system is described by a weighted adjacency matrix whose entries are polynomial functions of an uncertain vector constrained in a semialgebraic set. For this uncertain topology, we provide necessary and sufficient conditions for ensuring robust firstorder consensus and robust secondorder consensus, in both cases of positive and nonpositive weighted adjacency matrices. Moreover, we show how these conditions can be investigated through convex programming by using standard software. Some numerical examples illustrate the proposed results. Index Terms—Convex programming,multiagent system, robust consensus, uncertain system. I.
Fast consensus via predictive pinning control
 IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems. I. Regular Papers
, 2011
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Undamped nonlinear consensus using integral Lyapunov functions
 In IEEE American Control Conference
"... Abstract—This paper analyzes a class of nonlinear consensus algorithms where the input of an agent can be decoupled into a product of a gain function of the agents own state, and a sum of interaction functions of the relative states of its neighbors. We prove the stability of the protocol for both s ..."
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Abstract—This paper analyzes a class of nonlinear consensus algorithms where the input of an agent can be decoupled into a product of a gain function of the agents own state, and a sum of interaction functions of the relative states of its neighbors. We prove the stability of the protocol for both single and double integrator dynamics using novel Lyapunov functions, and provide explicit formulas for the consensus points. The results are demonstrated through simulations of a realistic example within the framework of our proposed consensus algorithm. I.
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Optimal StepSize of a Local Voting Protocol for Differentiated Consensuses Achievement in a Stochastic Network with Cost Constraints
"... AbstractThis paper deals with a "differentiated consensuses" problem in a distributed stochastic network system with priorities and cost constraints on system topology. The network is considered as a set of heterogeneous agents that process incoming tasks with different importance (prior ..."
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AbstractThis paper deals with a "differentiated consensuses" problem in a distributed stochastic network system with priorities and cost constraints on system topology. The network is considered as a set of heterogeneous agents that process incoming tasks with different importance (priority) levels. The observations about neighbors' states are supposed to be obtained with random noise and delays and the topology could switch over time. Several consensus objectives are to be achieved. To maintain almost balanced load under cost constraints on network topology, i.e. approximate consensus for every priority class across the network, a new family of control protocols that use different stepsize parameters for each task class is introduced. An instrument for choosing optimal stepsizes for the proposed control strategy is given. In addition, a numerical example that illustrates the proposed control strategy and the results of simulations are provided.