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Prof. S. Knorn: Scalable robustness and distributed control of multi agent systems


From: 2022-09-29 13:30 to 14:30
Place: Seminar Room KC 3N27 and Zoom
Contact: venkatraman [dot] renganathan [at] control [dot] lth [dot] se
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The Department of Automatic Control is happy to have Professor Steffi Knorn visiting and giving a guest seminar at our department.

Where: Seminar Room KC 3N27 and Zoom
Speaker: Steffi Knorn, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
When: September 29, 13:30-14:30
Title: Scalable robustness and distributed control of multi agent systems 

Multi agent systems are emerging and growing in many different areas such as smart grids, autonomous vehicles communicating with their environment, interconnected cyber-physical systems in industrial plants using, the internet of things. Through exchanging information between agents and distributing tasks among them more complex challenges can be achieved than by a single system alone without the need of a central controlling agent. However, this distributed design also has its own challenges and difficulties. For instance, stability of large-scale interconnected systems is not trivial. The ability of such a network to suppress external disturbances, which will travel through the network via the interconnections, is also an important aspect for the network’s robustness. These important properties such as stability and robustness must not only be guaranteed for large networks of arbitrary size but should also hold despite structural changes in the network without the need of widespread adjustments of the agents local control structure. In this talk, we look into scalable robustness in multi agent systems,  how it can be achieved with a fair distribution of required control actions and online distributed control design.