Journal article

Safe Autonomous Agent Formation Operations Via Obstacle Collision Avoidance

Mohammad Deghat, Iman Shames, Brian DO Anderson

Asian Journal of Control | WILEY | Published : 2015


In this paper, we consider the problem of flocking and shape-orientation control of multi-agent systems with inter-agent and obstacle collision avoidance. We first consider the problem of forcing a set of autonomous agents to form a desired formation shape and orientation while avoiding inter-agent collision and collision with convex obstacles, and following a trajectory known to only one of the agents, namely the leader of the formation. Then we build upon the solution given to this problem and solve the problem of guaranteeing obstacle collision avoidance by changing the size and the orientation of the formation. Changing the size and the orientation of the formation is helpful when the ag..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work is supported by NICTA, which is funded by the Australian Government as represented by the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy and the Australian Research Council through the ICT Centre of Excellence program.