Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Science
© 2011 Georgi Dinolov
Two methods for control of swarms are described. The first of these methods, the Virtual Attractive-Repulsive (VARP) method, is based on potentials defined between swarm elements. The second control method, or the abstraction method, is based on controlling the macroscopic characteristics of a swarm. The derivation of a new control law based on the second method is described. Numerical simulation and analytical interpretation of the result is also presented.
Dinolov, Georgi, "Swarm Control Through Symmetry and Distribution Characterization" (2011). HMC Senior Theses. 2.