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Synchronization and Control of Multiagent Systems

1st Edition

By Dong Sun

CRC Press

200 pages | 88 B/W Illus.

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Multiple intelligent agent systems are commonly used in research requiring complex behavior. Synchronization control provides an advantage in solving the problem of multi-agent coordination. This book focuses on the use of synchronization control to coordinate the group behavior of multiple agents. The author includes numerous real-world application examples from robotics, automation, and advanced manufacturing. Giving a detailed look at cross-coupling based synchronization control, the text covers such topics as adaptive synchronization control, synchronous tracking control of parallel manipulators, and minimization of contouring errors of CNC machine tools with synchronization controls.

Table of Contents




Outline of the Book

Synchronization Strategy

Concept of Synchronization

Synchronization Control Goal

Synchronization Errors

Model-Free Synchronization Control of Multiple Motion Axes

Problem Statement

Position Synchronization Errors and Control Strategy

Multiaxis Synchronization in Setpoint Position Control

Multiaxis Synchronization in Tracking Control


Synchronized Control of Multiaxis Systems in Trajectory Tracking

Synchronization Strategy of Multiagent Motions

Model-Based Cross-Coupling Synchronization Control

Adaptive Synchronization Control

Case Study: Adaptive Coupling Control of Two Working Operations in Computer Numerical Control Integrated Machine

Adaptive Synchronization Control for Coordination of Multiple Robot Manipulators

Motion Synchronization Strategy of Multiple Manipulators

Adaptive Synchronization Control

Case Studies: Experiments of Coordinating Two Industrial Manipulators; Simulations of Coordinating Multiple Manipulators

Synchronization Control for Minimization of Contouring Errors of Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tools

Modeling of a Computer Numerical Control Machine Tool

Contouring Errors and Synchronization Errors: Controller Formulation and Stability Analysis


Synchronization Control of Parallel Robotic Manipulators

Modeling and Synchronization Error of Parallel Manipulators

Control Design


A Synchronization Approach to Multirobot Formations

Multirobot Formation via Synchronization

Control Design: Synchronous Formation Controller

Discussions: Boundedness; Adaptive Control for Robustness


Multirobot Formation Experiments

Case 1: Triangle Formation

Case 2: Ellipse Formation

Most chapters contain introductions, summaries, and references.

About the Series

Automation and Control Engineering

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Networking / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Electronics / General