Avoiding collisions in flocks

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Original languageEnglish
Article number5406110
Pages (from-to)1238-1243
Journal / PublicationIEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
Volume55
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 2010

Abstract

Among the many models for flocking systems of interacting particles, the one introduced by Cucker and Smale has attracted attention due to the fact that a convergence to flocking (i.e., to a common velocity) could be established depending on conditions on the initial state of the system. In this note we extend this model by adding to it a repelling force between particles. We show that, for this modified model, convergence to flocking is established along the same lines while, in addition, avoidance of collisions (i.e., the respect of a minimal distance between particles) is ensured. © 2010 IEEE.

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  • Collision avoidance, Convergence to consensus, Particle systems

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Avoiding collisions in flocks. / Cucker, Felipe; Dong, Jiu-Gang.

In: IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 55, No. 5, 5406110, 05.2010, p. 1238-1243.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review