Control of many robots moving in the same direction with different speeds: a decoupling approach

David De Von, Timothy Bretl

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Abstract

This paper considers the problem of controlling a group of microrobots that can move at different speeds but that must all move in the same direction. To simplify this problem, the movement direction is made a periodic function of time. Although the resulting control policy is suboptimal for an infinite-horizon quadratic cost, a bound is provided on how suboptimal it is. This bound is extended to show that, in theory, the design compromise making all robots move in the same direction only increases the expected cost by a factor of at most p2. Results are shown in simulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2009 American Control Conference, ACC 2009
Pages1794-1799
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 23 2009
Event2009 American Control Conference, ACC 2009 - St. Louis, MO, United States
Duration: Jun 10 2009Jun 12 2009

Publication series

NameProceedings of the American Control Conference
ISSN (Print)0743-1619

Other

Other2009 American Control Conference, ACC 2009
CountryUnited States
CitySt. Louis, MO
Period6/10/096/12/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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