Talk of Joshua Marshall (Toronto)

Time and place: Thursday, 2:45pm-3:15pm, 234 Jeffery Hall
Title: Exploring the collective behaviour of wheeled-vehicles in cyclic pursuit (½ hour)
Abstract: Multiple agent systems are nowadays becoming a research topic of increasing popularity, especially within the systems and control community. In this talk, we'll explore how certain networks of interacting dynamical systems (e.g., wheeled vehicles) collectively behave. In particular, results from an analysis of the geometric formations for multiple unicycle systems in cyclic pursuit will be presented. Our primary motivation is to follow the historical development of cyclic pursuit problems found in the mathematics literature, while at the same time viewing these ideas as a potential distributed control strategy for multiple vehicle systems.