Formation Control and Analysis of Multi-Robot Systems
Peng Shi, School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering University of Adelaide, Australia,Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Multi-robot Systems are systems with characteristics of cooperation and decentralization. As the robots often work under complex circumstances, limitations of the hardware that include limited and short-range communication and short-range and passive sensing are likely to be present. As a result of the localization conditions above, the robots need to cooperate in a distributed manner. The fundamental objective for the system is to reach a desired formation of the robots and maintain the formation.
In this talk, the formation control problem for a team of robots will be introduced. We will consider the sensors on the robots have limited ranges, that could be limited or none communication among the robots; and the objective formation could have variable scales or in an arbitrary shape. The robots have to work independently in an interactive and cooperative manner. Control and protocol design will be presented and analysed. Examples will be given to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed techniques.
Peng Shi received the PhD degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Newcastle, Australia in 1994; and the PhD degree in Mathematics from the University of South Australia in 1998. He was awarded two higher doctorate degrees, the Doctor of Science degree from the University of Glamorgan, UK in 2006, and the Doctor of Engineering degree from the University of Adelaide in 2015.
Dr Shi is now a distinguished professor, chair of systems and control at the University of Adelaide. Australia. His research interests include system and control theory, computational intelligence, and operational research. He has published widely in those areas. He has been continuously recognised by Thomson Reuters as a Highly Cited Researcher in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. He has received a number of awards, including the Best Transactions Paper Award from IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society in 2016.
He is a Fellow of Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, and the Institution of Engineers, Australia. He was the Chair of Control Aerospace and Electronic Systems Chapter, IEEE South Australia Section, and an IEEE Distinguished Lecturer.
He has served in the editorial board for a number of scientific journals as editor, subject editor, special issue editor, associate editor, including Automatica, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control; IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems; IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics; IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems; IEEE Access; IEEE Control Systems Letters; Information Sciences; Signal Processing; etc.
石碰，1994年获得澳大利亚纽卡斯尔大学电机工程博士学位，1998年获得南澳大利亚大学数学博士学位。2006年荣获英国格拉摩根大学高级科学博士，2015年荣获阿德莱德大学高级工程博士学位，现为澳大利亚阿德莱德大学杰出教授，主要从事复杂系统与先进控制理论，计算智能及运筹学等方面的研究。2014-2017 连续四年被评为汤姆森路透全球高被引科学家。荣获过多项国际奖励，2016年获得IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society期刊颁发的Andrew Sage Best Transactions Paper奖。
石教授现为为电气与电子工程师学会（IEEE, USA）、工程与技术学会（IET, UK）、澳大利亚工程师学会 (IEAust), 数学与应用学会（IMA, UK) 的会士，曾担任IEEE南澳大利亚地区控制航空和电子系统控制分会主席, 和IEEE Distinguished Lecturer。
石教授曾为20余个国际期刊担任主编、专题主编,专刊主编, 副主编，包括Automatica, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control; IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems; IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics; IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems; IEEE Access; IEEE Control Systems Letters; Information Sciences; Signal Processing, IET Electronic Letters等。