SpringerBriefs in Control, Automation and Robotics

Distributed Optimization-Based Control of Multi-Agent Networks in Complex Environments

Authors: Zhu, Minghui, Martínez, Sonia

  • Provides the student with a quick, easily assimilated introduction to distributed control and optimization for multi-agent coordination
  • Discusses multi-robot coordination as a novel application for non-cooperative game theory
  • Exemplifies algorithms designed to be resilient to external cyber-attack
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This book offers a concise and in-depth exposition of specific algorithmic solutions for distributed optimization based control of multi-agent networks and their performance analysis. It synthesizes and analyzes distributed strategies for three collaborative tasks: distributed cooperative optimization, mobile sensor deployment and multi-vehicle formation control. The book integrates miscellaneous ideas and tools from dynamic systems, control theory, graph theory, optimization, game theory and Markov chains to address the particular challenges introduced by such complexities in the environment as topological dynamics, environmental uncertainties, and potential cyber-attack by human adversaries.

The book is written for first- or second-year graduate students in a variety of engineering disciplines, including control, robotics, decision-making, optimization and algorithms and with backgrounds in aerospace engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and operations research. Researchers in these areas may also find the book useful as a reference.

About the authors

Minghui Zhu is the Dorothy Quiggle Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University. Prior to that, he was a postdoctoral associate in the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received Ph.D. in Engineering Science (Mechanical Engineering) from the University of California, San Diego in 2011. His research interests lie in the design, analysis and control of multi-agent networks with applications in multi-vehicle networks, security and the smart grid. He was the recipient of the Powell fellowship and the Back fellowship at the University of California, San Diego in 2007. For his Ph.D. research, he received the award of Outstanding Graduate Student of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of California, San Diego in 2011. He is an outstanding reviewer of Automatica in 2013 and 2014.
Sonia Martínez is a Professor at the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of California, San Diego. Prof. Martínez received her Ph.D.  degree in Engineering Mathematics from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain, in May 2002.  Following a year as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Applied Mathematics at the Technical University of Catalonia, Spain, she obtained a Postdoctoral Fulbright Fellowship and held appointments at the Coordinated Science Laboratory of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign during 2004, and at the Center for Control, Dynamical systems and Computation (CCDC) of the University of California, Santa Barbara during 2005. From January 2006 to June 2010, and then from July 2010 to June 2014, she was an Assistant Professor, and then Associate Professor, with the department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of California, San Diego. Dr Martínez' main reseach interests include the control of network systems, multi-agent systems, nonlinear control theory, and robotics.  In particular, she has focused on the modeling and control of robotic sensor networks, the development of distributed coordination and estimation algorithms for groups of autonomous vehicles, and the geometric control of mechanical systems. She was the recipient of a NSF CAREER Award in 2007. For the paper "Motion coordination with Distributed Information," co-authored with Jorge Cortés and Francesco Bullo, she received the 2008 Control SystemsMagazine Outstanding Paper Award.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • Preliminaries

    Zhu, Minghui (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • Distributed Cooperative Optimization

    Zhu, Minghui (et al.)

    Pages 21-58

  • Game Theoretic Optimal Sensor Deployment

    Zhu, Minghui (et al.)

    Pages 59-89

  • Distributed Resilient Formation Control

    Zhu, Minghui (et al.)

    Pages 91-118

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eBook $39.99
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Softcover $54.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-19071-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Distributed Optimization-Based Control of Multi-Agent Networks in Complex Environments
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Control, Automation and Robotics
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-19072-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-19072-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-19071-6
Series ISSN
2192-6786
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 124
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 23 illustrations in colour
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