Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Andrea L. Bertozzi, Mathieu Kemp, Daniel Marthaler
    Pages 25-42
  3. Rafael Fierro, Kirk Wesselowski
    Pages 63-78
  4. Jorge Finke, Kevin M. Passino, Sriram Ganapathy, Andrew Sparks
    Pages 79-102
  5. Daniel Grünbaum, Steven Viscido, Julia K. Parrish
    Pages 103-117
  6. Maziar E. Khatir, Edward J. Davison
    Pages 119-136
  7. J.A. Marshall, Z. Lin, M.E. Broucke, B.A. Francis
    Pages 137-151
  8. Abubakr Muhammad, Magnus Egerstedt
    Pages 153-170
  9. Wei Ren, Randal W. Beard, Timothy W. McLain
    Pages 171-188
  10. Rodolphe Sepulchre, Derek Paley, Naomi Leonard
    Pages 189-205
  11. Herbert G. Tanner, Ali Jadbabaie, George J. Pappas
    Pages 229-239
  12. Fan Zhang, Ben Grocholsky, Vijay Kumar, Max Mintz
    Pages 241-255
  13. J. Lin, A.S. Morse, B.D.O. Anderson
    Pages 257-289
  14. Back Matter

About this book


Are there universal principles of coordinated group motion and if so what might they be? This carefully edited book presents how natural groupings such as fish schools, bird flocks, deer herds etc. coordinate themselves and move so flawlessly, often without an apparent leader or any form of centralized control. It shows how the underlying principles of cooperative control may be used for groups of mobile autonomous agents to help enable a large group of autonomous robotic vehicles in the air, on land or sea or underwater, to collectively accomplish useful tasks such as distributed, adaptive scientific data gathering, search and rescue, or reconnaissance.


algorithms autonom autonomous agents autonomous robot communication control algorithm linear optimization optimization robot sensing sensor

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin/Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-22861-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-31595-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0170-8643
  • Series Online ISSN 1610-7411
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