Formation Control of Multiple Rectangular Agents with Limited Communication Ranges
Formation control of multiple agents has attracted many robotic and control researchers recently because of its potential applications in various fields. This paper presents a novel approach to the formation control of multiple rectangular agents with limited communication ranges. The proposed distributed control algorithm is designed by utilizing an artificial potential function. The proposed control algorithm can guarantee fast formation performance and no collision among agents. As a result, the rectangular agents can move together and quickly form a pre-defined shape of formation such as straight line and circle, etc. Simulation results are conducted to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed algorithm.
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