Anderson, Brian; Dasgupta, Soura; Yu, Changbin (Brad)
This paper deals with the directed distance-based control of autonomous formations. Unlike most conventional approaches, a graphical model of the formation with a minimally persistent property is used. Any minimally persistent formation can, through agents additions, be re-organized as one with a leader and a first follower. This paper focuses on leader-first-follower formations that may contain cycles. We show how to establish equations of motion, and how to construct a decentralized control...[Show more]
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