Swarm Stability and Optimization by Veysel Gazi, Kevin M. Passino

Swarm Stability and Optimization Author: Veysel Gazi, Kevin M. Passino
eBook Title: Swarm Stability and Optimization
ISBN10: 364218040X
ISBN13: 978-3642180408
Language: English
Publisher: Springer; 2011 edition (January 20, 2011)
Category: Computers & Technology
Subcategory: Computer Science
Size ePub vers.: 1903 kb
Size PDF vers.: 1430 kb
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Swarming species such as flocks of birds or schools of fish exhibit
fascinating collective behaviors during migration and predator
avoidance.  Similarly, engineered multi-agent dynamic systems such as groups of autonomous ground, underwater, or air vehicles (“vehicle swarms”) exhibit sophisticated collective behaviors while maneuvering.
In this book we show how to model and control a wide range of such
multi-agent dynamic systems and analyze their collective behavior
using both stability theoretic and simulation-based approaches. In
particular, we investigate problems such as group aggregation, social
foraging, formation control, swarm tracking, distributed agreement,
and engineering optimization inspired by swarm behavior.