A constructive approach to control with heterogeneity in distributed system networks

01 March 2014 → 31 August 2016
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Applied mathematics in specific fields
    • Computer architecture and networks
    • Distributed computing
    • Information sciences
    • Information systems
    • Programming languages
    • Scientific computing
    • Theoretical computer science
    • Visual computing
    • Other information and computing sciences
Coordination control Dynamical decoupling Heterogeneous dynamics
Project description

Most academic results on robotic swarm coordination assume identical subsystems. With such

controllers, individual deviations in subsystem properties can sometimes have catastrophic

consequences. This project develops mechanisms that explicitly incorporate robustness to structured

heterogeneities into coordination controllers. One proposed approach would use dynamical decoupling

methods from quantum control to average out parameter deviations and measurement biases in

collective robotic motions.