On the connectivity of non-liner flocking models

On the connectivity of non-liner flocking models

Title : On the connectivity of non-liner flocking models
Authors :
Somarakis, Christoforos
Baras, John, S.
Conference : 18th International Conference on Methods and Models is Automation and Robotics (MMAR 2013) pp. 800-805
Date: August 26 - August 29, 2013

The problem of collective behavior of autonomous agents is discussed. Based on state dependent communication graphs we analyze a family of nonlinear flocking models by establishing sufficient initial conditions so as connectivity and thus asymptotic flocking is ensured. We discuss models with non-linear uniformly bounded connection rates with and without delays.

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