The proportion of leaders needed for the expected consensus
2011 (English)In: Automatica, ISSN 0005-1098, E-ISSN 1873-2836, Vol. 47, no 12, 2697-2703 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In order to have a self-organized multi-agent system exhibit some expected collective behavior, it is necessary to add some special agents with information (called leaders) to intervene the system. Then a fundamental question is: how many such leaders are needed? Naturally the answer depends on the model to be studied. In this paper a typical model proposed by Vicsek et al. is used for answering the question. By estimating the characteristics concerning the initial states of all agents and analyzing the system dynamics, we provide lower bounds on the ratio of leaders needed to guarantee the expected consensus.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2011. Vol. 47, no 12, 2697-2703 p.
Proportion, Leader-follower model, Consensus, Multi-agent systems, Vicsek's model
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-63258DOI: 10.1016/j.automatica.2011.08.047ISI: 000298071000018ScopusID: 2-s2.0-81155155561OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-63258DiVA: diva2:484029
FunderSwedish Research Council
QC 201201262012-01-262012-01-232016-05-02Bibliographically approved