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Introduction

  • Xiwang DongEmail author
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Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Abstract

This chapter shows an overview of the whole thesis. First, the scientific and engineering background of formation and containment control is introduced. It is revealed that the theoretical results about formation and containment control have potential applications in formation flying of multiple unmanned aerial vehicles, formation control of multiple satellites, cooperation of multiple robots, etc. Then previous research on consensus control, formation control, containment control, and formation-containment control of swarm systems is reviewed, respectively. Third, the opportunities and challenging in formation and containment control of high-order linear time-invariant swarm systems are given. The research objective of this thesis is proposed. Finally, the main contents and organization of this thesis are presented.

Keywords

Formation Control Consensus Problem Interaction Topology Virtual Structure Vicsek Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Automation Science and Electronic EngineeringBeihang UniversityBeijingChina

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