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Jie Huang, Hao Fang, Lihua Dou and Jie Chen, "An Overview of Distributed High-order Multi-agent Coordination," IEEE/CAA J. of Autom. Sinica, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 1-9, 2014.
Citation: Jie Huang, Hao Fang, Lihua Dou and Jie Chen, "An Overview of Distributed High-order Multi-agent Coordination," IEEE/CAA J. of Autom. Sinica, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 1-9, 2014.

An Overview of Distributed High-order Multi-agent Coordination

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This work was supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (61175112), Projects of Major International (Regional) Joint Research Program of China (61120106010), National Science Foundation for Distinguished Young Scholars of China (60925011), Science and Technology Project of Education Department of Fujian Province (JA12370), and Beijing Education Committee Cooperation Building Foundation Project. Recommended by Associate Editor Yiguang Hong

  • Research on multi-agent systems has attracted much attention in the past two decades, and numerous results have been obtained. Its widespread applications include spacecraft, mobile robots, sensor networks, etc. Most previous research works on multi-agent systems studied the first- and second-order dynamics. However, in engineering, many systems are modeled by higher-order dynamics. This paper reviews the major results and progress in distributed high-order multi-agent coordination. After the review, a short discussion section is included to summarize the existing research and propose several promising research directions along with some open problems that are deemed important for further investigations.

     

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