On the state agreement problem for multiple unicycles

Dimos V. Dimarogonas, Kostas J. Kyriakopoulos

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In this contribution, a feedback control strategy that drives a system of multiple nonholonomic kinematic unicycles to agreement is introduced. Each agent is assigned with a specific subset of the rest of the team, called the agent's communication set, that includes the agents with which it can communicate in order to achieve the desired objective. The proposed nonholonomic control law is discontinuous and time-invariant and tools from nonsmooth stability theory and graph theory are used to check the stability of the overall system. Similarly to the linear case, the convergence of the multi-agent system relies on the connectivity of the communication graph that represents the inter-agent communication topology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2006 American Control Conference
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2006
Event2006 American Control Conference - Minneapolis, MN, United States
Duration: Jun 14 2006Jun 16 2006

Publication series

NameProceedings of the American Control Conference
ISSN (Print)0743-1619


Other2006 American Control Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMinneapolis, MN

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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