Soft Control of Self-organized Locally Interacting Brownian Planar Agents

  • Guillaume Sartoretti
  • Max-Olivier Hongler
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8111)


This contribution is addressed to the dynamics of heterogeneous interacting agents evolving on the plane. Heterogeneity is due to the presence of an unfiltered externally controllable fellow, a shill, which via mutual interactions ultimately drives (i.e. soft controls) the whole society towards a given goal. We are able to calculate relevant dynamic characteristics of this controllable agent. This opens the possibility to optimize the soft controlling of a whole society by infiltrating it with a properly designed shill. Numerical results fully corroborate our theoretical findings.


homogeneous and heterogeneous Brownian agents limited-range mutual interactions soft control mixed canonical-dissipative dynamics mean-field description analytical results 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guillaume Sartoretti
    • 1
  • Max-Olivier Hongler
    • 1
  1. 1.Polytechnical Federal School of Lausanne (EPFL)LausanneSwitzerland

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