Effects of Asynchronism and Neighborhood Size on Clustering in Self-propelled Particle Systems
In this study, we analyze the effects of asynchronism and neighborhood size on the collective motion of multi-agent systems. Many studies performed on the collective motion of self propelled particle systems or basically a class of multi-agent systems are modeled to be synchronous. However, in nature and in robotic applications the autonomous agents mostly act asynchronously. Therefore, a model based on the asynchronous actions of agents is developed. The agents/particles are assumed to move with constant speed and asynchronously update their direction of motion based on a nearest-neighbors rule. Based on these rules simulations are performed and the effects of asynchronism and neighborhood size on the clustering performance are investigated.
KeywordsMultiagent System Cluster Formation Autonomous Agent Neighborhood Size Collective Motion
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