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Feasibility for formation stabilization of multiple unicycles

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3 Author(s)
Zhiyun Lin ; Dept. of Electr. & Comput. Eng., Toronto Univ., Ont., Canada ; B. Francis ; M. Maggiore

The feasibility problem is studied of achieving a specified formation among a group of autonomous unicycles by local distributed control. The directed graph defined by the information flow plays a key role. Necessary and sufficient conditions are presented for formation stabilization of multiple unicycles to a point and a line. A similar result is given for formation stabilization to more general geometric arrangements with the condition that a group of unicycles have a common sense of direction.

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Decision and Control, 2004. CDC. 43rd IEEE Conference on  (Volume:3 )

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14-17 Dec. 2004