Analysis and Synthesis of Networked Multi-agent Systems

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Description

In recent years, study of networked multi-agent systems, such as teams of mobile robots, sensor networks, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs), has attracted considerable attention from experts in artificial intelligence, systems and control, robotics, and even biology due to their great potential in military and industrial applications. Many significant results on analysis and synthesis of networked multi-agent systems have been obtained, and various new theories, techniques, and tools have been developed. However, the recent literature review has revealed that analysis and synthesis of networked multi-agent systems are still in the early stage of development and a number of critical issues have not been well addressed. These issues include network failures, communication delays, information uncertainties, environmental disturbances, sensing limitations, and power constraints. They are known to greatly degrade the performance of networked multi-agent systems, and even worse render networked multi-agent systems broken down. This project will investigate and develop novel robust approaches to the analysis and synthesis of networked multi-agent systems by minimizing the adverse effects of those issues. The outcome of this project is expected to enrich the theoretical foundation of the analysis and synthesis of networked multi-agent systems, and the proposed approaches will have great potential in applications in teams of mobile robots, sensor networks, UAVs, and AUVs.

Detail(s)

Project number9041490
Grant typeGRF
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/01/1013/09/13