The purpose of this paper is to investigate the neural-network-based containment control of multi-agent systems with unknown nonlinear dynamics. Moreover, communication constraints are taken into account to reflect more realistic communication networks.
Based on the approximation property of the radial basis function neural networks, the control protocol for each agent is designed, where all the information is exchanged in the form of sampled data instead of ideal continuous-time communications.
By utilizing the Lyapunov stability theory and the Lyapunov–Krasovskii functional approach, sufficient conditions are developed to guarantee that all the followers can converge to the convex hull spanned by the stationary leaders.
As ideal continuous-time communications of the multi-agent systems are very difficult or even unavailable to achieve, the neural-network-based containment control of nonlinear multi-agent systems is solved under communication constraints. More precisely, sampled-data information is exchanged, which is more applicable and practical in the real-world applications.
This work was supported by the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (FRF-TP-15-115A1).
Ma, C. (2016), "Neural-network-based containment control of nonlinear multi-agent systems under communication constraints", Assembly Automation, Vol. 36 No. 2, pp. 179-185. https://doi.org/10.1108/AA-11-2015-107Download as .RIS
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