Cluster-based informed agents selection for flocking with a virtual leader

Nuwan Ganganath, Chi Tsun Cheng, Chi Kong Tse, Xiaofan Wang

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Abstract

Recent literature on flocking in multi-agent systems show that a minority of informed agents in a group of dynamic agents can influence a majority to follow a virtual leader. However, it is not reported how to select these informed agents from the group in order to increase the number of agents which will eventually follow the virtual leader. In this paper, we propose a cluster-based informed agents selection method to achieve this objective. The proposed method enables us to select informed agents such that they are spatially evenly distributed within the group of agents. We carried out extensive simulations to analyze performances of the proposed method against the traditional random-based informed agents selection method. Simulation results show that the proposed method can increase the number of agents which eventually follow the virtual leader for a given number of informed agents. Therefore, the proposed cluster-based informed agents selection method is useful for leading the majority of a group with less number of informed agents.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2015
PublisherIEEE
Pages2692-2695
Number of pages4
Volume2015-July
ISBN (Electronic)9781479983919
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
EventIEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2015 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 24 May 201527 May 2015

Conference

ConferenceIEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, ISCAS 2015
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period24/05/1527/05/15

Keywords

  • clusters
  • distributed control
  • Flocking
  • informed agents
  • virtual leader

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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