The University of Newcastle, Australia

ARC Discovery Project funding success

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Professor Minyue Fu and Professor Zhiyong Chen have been awarded more than $355,000 in ARC Discovery Project funding commencing in 2015 for their research project Topological Analysis & Control Design for Heterogeneous Multi-agent Systems.

Australian Research Council (ARC)

About the project

A multi-agent system refers to a cooperative group of autonomous agents for achieving certain collective behaviour such as flight formation and micro-robot synchronisation. The project aims to: study network topologies in biological systems and understand their applicability to the control of man-made multi-agent systems; and, develop a new theoretical framework and design methodology for control of heterogeneous multi-agent systems. The expected outcomes include:understanding and application of biologically inspired network topologies for multi-agent systems; new control design methodology for heterogeneous multi-agent systems; and, new applications of multi-agent control in collective robotics and smart electricity grid.

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