Necessary and sufficient condition for the group consensus of multi-agent systems.

*(English)*Zbl 1335.91029Summary: This paper focuses on the group consensus issue of multi-agent systems, where the agents in a network can reach more than one consistent values asymptotically. A rotation matrix is introduced to an existing consensus algorithm for single-integrator dynamics. Based on algebraic matrix theories, graph theories and the properties of Kronecker product, some necessary and sufficient criteria for the group consensus are derived, where we show that both the eigenvalue distribution of the Laplacian matrix and the Euler angle of the rotation matrix play an important role in achieving group consensus. Simulated results are presented to demonstrate the theoretical results.

##### Keywords:

multi-agent system (MAS); group consensus; normal consensus; fixed topology; directed graph
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