Swarm-based dynamic coverage control

Gökhan M. Atinç, Dušan M. Stipanović, Petros G. Voulgaris, Mansour Karkoub

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In this paper, we study the swarm-based coverage control problem for multi-agent systems where the main objective of a group of mobile agents is to explore a given compact region. We consider a group of coverage agents that move as a swarm in order to explore the given domain. Agents are deployed to uncovered regions via a swarming control scheme where a leader agent selects a target position in an uncovered region while all other agents are commanded to swarm around the leader agent's target position. In addition to the coverage objective, we design control inputs for collision avoidance, obstacle avoidance and proximity maintenance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication53rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control,CDC 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479977468
StatePublished - 2014
Event2014 53rd IEEE Annual Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2014 - Los Angeles, United States
Duration: Dec 15 2014Dec 17 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
ISSN (Print)0743-1546
ISSN (Electronic)2576-2370


Other2014 53rd IEEE Annual Conference on Decision and Control, CDC 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLos Angeles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Control and Optimization


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