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Average consensus in networks with nonlinearly delayed couplings and switching topology. (English) Zbl 1364.93030
Summary: The paper addresses consensus under nonlinear couplings and bounded delays for multi-agent systems, where the agents have the single-integrator dynamics. The network topology is undirected and may alter as time progresses. The couplings are uncertain and satisfy a conventional sector condition with known sector slopes. The delays are uncertain, time-varying and obey known upper bounds. The network satisfies a symmetry condition that resembles the Newton’s third law. Explicit analytical conditions for the robust consensus are offered that employ only the known upper bounds for the delays and the sector slopes.

93A14 Decentralized systems
93A15 Large-scale systems
93C10 Nonlinear systems in control theory
93C15 Control/observation systems governed by ordinary differential equations
68T42 Agent technology and artificial intelligence
93C41 Control/observation systems with incomplete information
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