Resilient Consensus for Multi-agent Networks with Mobile Detectors

  • Haofeng Yan
  • Yiming Wu
  • Ming XuEmail author
  • Ting Wu
  • Jian Xu
  • Tong Qiao
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11307)


This paper investigates the problem of resilient consensus for multi-agent systems under malicious attacks. Compared with most of existing works, a more flexible network topology scheme is considered, where a kind of specific agents as the mobile detectors and builders of network robustness are adopted. Specifically, the mobile agents can perceive the message of their nearby agents in the dynamic network, and acquire both in-degree and state information of each node as characteristics to judge the network state as well as communication links between nodes. It is shown that even in poor network robustness, the non-faulty agents can still achieve a consensus in finite time with the help of mobile agents. Finally, the simulation results show the effectiveness of the proposed method.


Resilient consensus Network security Mobile detector 



This work is supported by the cyberspace security Major Program in National Key Research and Development Plan of China under grant 2016YFB0800201, Natural Science Foundation of China under grants 61572165, 61702150 and 61803135, State Key Program of Zhejiang Province Natural Science Foundation of China under grant LZ15F020003, Key Research and Development Plan Project of Zhejiang Province under grants 2017C01062 and 2017C01065, and Zhejiang Provincial Basic Public Welfare Research Project under grant LGG18F020015.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Haofeng Yan
    • 1
  • Yiming Wu
    • 2
  • Ming Xu
    • 2
    Email author
  • Ting Wu
    • 2
  • Jian Xu
    • 1
  • Tong Qiao
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Computer Science and TechnologyHangzhou Dianzi UniversityHangzhouChina
  2. 2.School of CyberspaceHangzhou Dianzi UniversityHangzhouChina

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