A conditional, collision-avoiding, model for swarming

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1009-1020
Journal / PublicationDiscrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems- Series A
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014


We propose a model for swarming (i.e., cohesion preserving) that shares all the good properties of the CS-model for flocking. In particular, we show for this model that under strong interactions of the agents swarming unconditionally occurs and that, furthermore, it does so in a collision avoiding manner. We also show that under weak interactions the same holds true provided the initial state of the population (their positions and velocities) satisfies some explicit inequalities.

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  • Collision avoidance, CS-model, Emergent behaviour, Swarming