Professor Guangming Xie’s group makes new progress in multi-agent systems

May 23, 2014

Recently, the research team led by Professor Guangming Xie from the College of Engineering of Peking University has made new progress in formation control of multi-agent systems. The research papers were published in the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control and Automatica, the leading journals in the field of systems and control.

Multi-agent systems have gained significant attention in various research communities in recent years. This is partly due to the growing number of important and challenging applications of multi-agent systems in many areas including cooperative control of robotic vehicle networks, formation control, flocking, electric power networks, distributed sensor networks, synthetic biological networks, and congestion control in communication networks.

Prof. Guangming Xie’s group has rich experiences and has contributed several novel advances in the filed of multi-agent systems. Their research emphasizes the application in the cooperative control of mobile robots. Recently, Prof. Xie’s group investigated the pattern formation problems in multi-agent systems, specially the circle formation problem, and has achieved new progress.