An Overview of Recent Advances in Distributed Coordination of Multi-Agent Systems

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)307-325
Number of pages19
Journal / PublicationUnmanned Systems
Issue number3
Online published8 Dec 2021
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2022


Distributed coordination of multi-agent systems (MASs) has received considerable attention and advanced rapidly in the past years. This paper reviews the recent results on cooperative control of MASs, and in particular cooperative control under various agent dynamics, under communication transmission delays, and under event-triggered strategies. In addition, different coordination tasks, such as consensus, cooperative output regulation, formation control, and containment control, are also taken into consideration. Finally, some open problems on cooperative control of MASs are suggested.

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  • Communication delays, Consensus, Cooperative output regulation, Distributed coordination, Event-triggered control, Multi-agent systems