Conferences related to Formation Control

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2023 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Conference (EMBC)

The conference program will consist of plenary lectures, symposia, workshops and invitedsessions of the latest significant findings and developments in all the major fields of biomedical engineering.Submitted full papers will be peer reviewed. Accepted high quality papers will be presented in oral and poster sessions,will appear in the Conference Proceedings and will be indexed in PubMed/MEDLINE.


2021 IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC)

Photovoltaic materials, devices, systems and related science and technology


2020 American Control Conference (ACC)

The ACC is the annual conference of the American Automatic Control Council (AACC, the U.S. national member organization of the International Federation for Automatic Control (IFAC)). The ACC is internationally recognized as a premier scientific and engineering conference dedicated to the advancement of control theory and practice. The ACC brings together an international community of researchers and practitioners to discuss the latest findings in automatic control. The 2020 ACC technical program will

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  • 2005 American Control Conference - ACC 2005

  • 2006 American Control Conference - ACC 2006 (Silver Anniversary)

  • 2007 American Control Conference - ACC 2007

  • 2008 American Control Conference - ACC 2008

  • 2009 American Control Conference - ACC 2009

    The 2009 ACC technical program will cover new developments related to theory, application, and education in control science and engineering. In addition to regular technical sessions the program will also feature interactive and tutorial sessions and preconference workshops.

  • 2010 American Control Conference - ACC 2010

    Theory and practice of automatic control

  • 2011 American Control Conference - ACC 2011

    ACC provides a forum for bringing industry and academia together to discuss the latest developments in the area of Automatic Control Systems, from new control theories, to the advances in sensors and actuator technologies, and to new applications areas for automation.

  • 2012 American Control Conference - ACC 2012

    All areas of control engineering and science.

  • 2013 American Control Conference (ACC)

    Control systems theory and practice. Conference themes on sustainability, societal challenges for control, smart healthcare systems. Conference topics include biological systems, vehicle dynamics and control, consensus control, cooperative control, control of communication networks, control of networked systems, control of distributed parameter systems, decentralized control, delay systems, discrete-event systems, fault detection, fault-tolerant systems, flexible structures, flight control, formation flying, fuzzy systems, hybrid systems, system identification, iterative learning control, model predictive control, linear parameter-varying systems, linear matrix inequalities, machine learning, manufacturing systems, robotics, multi-agent systems, neural networks, nonlinear control, observers, optimal control, optimization, path planning, navigation, robust control, sensor fusion, sliding mode control, stochastic systems, switched systems, uncertain systems, game theory.

  • 2014 American Control Conference - ACC 2014

    All areas of the theory and practice of automatic control, including but not limited to network control systems, model predictive control, systems analysis in biology and medicine, hybrid and switched systems, aerospace systems, power and energy systems and control of nano- and micro-systems.

  • 2015 American Control Conference (ACC)

    control theory, technology, and practice

  • 2016 American Control Conference (ACC)

    Control systems theory and practice. Conference topics include biological systems, vehicle dynamics and control, consensus control, cooperative control, control of communication networks, control of networked systems, control of distributed parameter systems, decentralized control, delay systems, discrete-event systems, fault detection, fault-tolerant systems, flexible structures, flight control, formation flying, fuzzy systems, hybrid systems, system identification, iterative learning control, model predictive control, linear parameter-varying systems, linear matrix inequalities, machine learning, manufacturing systems, robotics, multi-agent systems, neural networks, nonlinear control, observers, optimal control, optimization, path planning, navigation, robust control, sensor fusion, sliding mode control, stochastic systems, switched systems, uncertain systems, game theory.

  • 2017 American Control Conference (ACC)

    Technical topics include biological systems, vehicle dynamics and control, adaptive control, consensus control, cooperative control, control of communication networks, control of networked systems, control of distributed parameter systems, decentralized control, delay systems, discrete-event systems, fault detection, fault-tolerant systems, flexible structures, flight control, formation flying, fuzzy systems, hybrid systems, system identification, iterative learning control, model predictive control, linear parameter-varying systems, linear matrix inequalities, machine learning, manufacturing systems, robotics, multi-agent systems, neural networks, nonlinear control, observers, optimal control, optimization, path planning, navigation, robust control, sensor fusion, sliding mode control, stochastic systems, switched systems, uncertain systems, game theory.

  • 2018 Annual American Control Conference (ACC)

    Technical topics include biological systems, vehicle dynamics and control, adaptive control, consensus control, cooperative control, control of communication networks, control of networked systems, control of distributed parameter systems, decentralized control, delay systems, discrete-event systems, fault detection, fault-tolerant systems, flexible structures, flight control, formation flying, fuzzy systems, hybrid systems, system identification, iterative learning control, model predictive control, linear parameter-varying systems, linear matrix inequalities, machine learning, manufacturing systems, robotics, multi-agent systems, neural networks, nonlinear control, observers, optimal control, optimization, path planning, navigation, robust control, sensor fusion, sliding mode control, stochastic systems, switched systems, uncertain systems, game theory.

  • 2019 American Control Conference (ACC)

    Technical topics include biological systems, vehicle dynamics and control, adaptive control, consensus control, cooperative control, control of communication networks, control of networked systems, control of distributed parameter systems, decentralized control, delay systems, discrete-event systems, fault detection, fault-tolerant systems, flexible structures, flight control, formation flying, fuzzy systems, hybrid systems, system identification, iterative learning control, model predictive control, linear parameter-varying systems, linear matrix inequalities, machine learning, manufacturing systems, robotics, multi-agent systems, neural networks, nonlinear control, observers, optimal control, optimization, path planning, navigation, robust control, sensor fusion, sliding mode control, stochastic systems, switched systems, uncertain systems, game theory.


2020 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC)

The 2020 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics (SMC 2020) will be held in Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC), Toronto, Ontario, Canada. SMC 2020 is the flagship conference of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society. It provides an international forum for researchers and practitioners to report most recent innovations and developments, summarize state-of-the-art, and exchange ideas and advances in all aspects of systems science and engineering, human machine systems, and cybernetics. Advances in these fields have increasing importance in the creation of intelligent environments involving technologies interacting with humans to provide an enriching experience and thereby improve quality of life. Papers related to the conference theme are solicited, including theories, methodologies, and emerging applications. Contributions to theory and practice, including but not limited to the following technical areas, are invited.


2020 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)

The International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) is the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society’s biggest conference and one of the leading international forums for robotics researchers to present their work.



Periodicals related to Formation Control

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Applied Superconductivity, IEEE Transactions on

Contains articles on the applications and other relevant technology. Electronic applications include analog and digital circuits employing thin films and active devices such as Josephson junctions. Power applications include magnet design as well asmotors, generators, and power transmission


Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on

The theory, design and application of Control Systems. It shall encompass components, and the integration of these components, as are necessary for the construction of such systems. The word `systems' as used herein shall be interpreted to include physical, biological, organizational and other entities and combinations thereof, which can be represented through a mathematical symbolism. The Field of Interest: shall ...


Automation Science and Engineering, IEEE Transactions on

The IEEE Transactions on Automation Sciences and Engineering (T-ASE) publishes fundamental papers on Automation, emphasizing scientific results that advance efficiency, quality, productivity, and reliability. T-ASE encourages interdisciplinary approaches from computer science, control systems, electrical engineering, mathematics, mechanical engineering, operations research, and other fields. We welcome results relevant to industries such as agriculture, biotechnology, healthcare, home automation, maintenance, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, retail, ...


Biomedical Engineering, IEEE Transactions on

Broad coverage of concepts and methods of the physical and engineering sciences applied in biology and medicine, ranging from formalized mathematical theory through experimental science and technological development to practical clinical applications.


Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, IEEE Transactions on

Part I will now contain regular papers focusing on all matters related to fundamental theory, applications, analog and digital signal processing. Part II will report on the latest significant results across all of these topic areas.



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Xplore Articles related to Formation Control

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Formation control of multiple autonomous underwater vehicles based on state feedback

Proceeding of the 11th World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation, 2014

This paper presents a new method based on the state feedback of the followers in the leader-follower formation control of multiple autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) cooperative system. Firstly, we analyze and redefine some kinds of the followers' possible abnormal conditions. Then we add the state feedback of the followers to the traditional leader-follower method by using a finite state automaton ...


Safeguarded formation control via the artificial potential approach

Proceeding of the 11th World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation, 2014

This paper proposes a safeguarded formation control algorithm for a position- velocity safeguarded formation control system using multi-agent theory. In our study, based on artificial potential approach, we present a distributed safeguarded formation control algorithm. It is guaranteed that the system asymptotically converges to the pre-specified safeguarded formation on the effect of the control. And it can be proved that ...


Leader-Follower Formation Control Based on Hybrid Formation Control Framework and Waypoint in Cone Method

2011 First International Conference on Robot, Vision and Signal Processing, 2011

This paper proposes a novel leader-follower robot formation based on relative motion states of robots. The follower robot calculates its waypoint by desired distance-angle d-β or desired distance-distance d-d. Since the robot's velocities are constrained, the proposed waypoint in cone method guarantees that the follower robot moves to its desired waypoint correctly. In order to form and maintain the formation ...


Survey on the formation control of multi-agent system

Proceedings of the 31st Chinese Control Conference, 2012

Formation control is a main topic of the coordination control of multi-agent system, its aim is to steer the overall system to track with the predefined path while keep some specific geometric patterns through information exchange between agents. The main problems of formation control are reviewed in this paper, including the stability and controllability of formation control, and communication issues ...


Formation Control of UGVs Based on Artificial Potential Field

2018 37th Chinese Control Conference (CCC), 2018

According to the problem of UGVs' formation control in the process of motion, a formation control method of UGVs based on artificial potential field is proposed, established on the collision avoidance, aggregation and speed matching rules of UGVs. First establish the UGVs' kinetic model in accordance to the motion rules, then design the formation control algorithm based on artificial potential ...



Educational Resources on Formation Control

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  • Formation control of multiple autonomous underwater vehicles based on state feedback

    This paper presents a new method based on the state feedback of the followers in the leader-follower formation control of multiple autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) cooperative system. Firstly, we analyze and redefine some kinds of the followers' possible abnormal conditions. Then we add the state feedback of the followers to the traditional leader-follower method by using a finite state automaton (FSA), each formation control command corresponds to a follower discrete state. We established a FSA model based on the state feedback for special situations which the system has one leader and three followers and we ignore some abnormal conditions which will not happen in a real environment. Then we designed the FSA model in general condition with the followers' number is N. Finally, the formation control method with two follows are demonstrated by simulation tests on a AUV simulation platform based on Matlab, the simulation results show that the FSA based on state feedback law perform better in dealing with abnormal conditions of the follows, and the simulation also shows the enhance of the system stability.

  • Safeguarded formation control via the artificial potential approach

    This paper proposes a safeguarded formation control algorithm for a position- velocity safeguarded formation control system using multi-agent theory. In our study, based on artificial potential approach, we present a distributed safeguarded formation control algorithm. It is guaranteed that the system asymptotically converges to the pre-specified safeguarded formation on the effect of the control. And it can be proved that during achieving the objective, collisions among the members in the formation are avoided.

  • Leader-Follower Formation Control Based on Hybrid Formation Control Framework and Waypoint in Cone Method

    This paper proposes a novel leader-follower robot formation based on relative motion states of robots. The follower robot calculates its waypoint by desired distance-angle d-β or desired distance-distance d-d. Since the robot's velocities are constrained, the proposed waypoint in cone method guarantees that the follower robot moves to its desired waypoint correctly. In order to form and maintain the formation of multiple robots, we use a stable tracking control method to control each robot. Finally, the simulation results based on the proposed approach show that the follower robot moves to its waypoint effectively to make a formation.

  • Survey on the formation control of multi-agent system

    Formation control is a main topic of the coordination control of multi-agent system, its aim is to steer the overall system to track with the predefined path while keep some specific geometric patterns through information exchange between agents. The main problems of formation control are reviewed in this paper, including the stability and controllability of formation control, and communication issues in the multi-agent system. The approaches of formation control can be roughly classified into four kinds, namely behavior-based, virtual structure, leader-follower and model predictive control. The possible future research directions on formation control are pointed out in the end.

  • Formation Control of UGVs Based on Artificial Potential Field

    According to the problem of UGVs' formation control in the process of motion, a formation control method of UGVs based on artificial potential field is proposed, established on the collision avoidance, aggregation and speed matching rules of UGVs. First establish the UGVs' kinetic model in accordance to the motion rules, then design the formation control algorithm based on artificial potential field function, which is used to control the formation during the movement of UGVs. Finally, the results of simulation and physical experiment verify the effectiveness of formation control method, which is also suitable for the formation control of large-scale UGVs.

  • Formation control of multi robot based on UWB distance measurement

    Robot formation control is the foundation of multi-mobile robot system. In view of the shortage of traditional formation control algorithm and the large network traffic of multi-robot, a formation control strategy based on state switching is proposed. The three kinds of traditional algorithms are compiled in a modular way, and then a state switching triggering mechanism based on composite information is designed. The reasonable selection of one or more formation control algorithms by the state of the robot and the surrounding environment and the timely triggering of the control law effectively reduce the complexity of the multi-robot formation control algorithm and reduce the communication burden on the robot. At the same time, a formation feedback mechanism based on UWB (Ultra Wide Band) ranging is proposed. UWB data structure is simple, which is convenient for processing on the micro-mobile robot and realizes the maintaining and feedback on the formation in real time. Finally, a multi-mobile robot platform is built, and the proposed strategy is applied to real robots. Multi-robot formation tracking and formation obstacle avoidance experiments are carried out, and the effectiveness and robustness of the proposed algorithm are verified.

  • Robust distance-angle leader-follower formation control of non-holonomic mobile robots

    In this paper, we study formation control problem for a multi-robot system. Based on a leader-follower architecture, each follower keeps a desired relative position in the coordinate frame of a leader which determines the formation trajectory. It is supposed that each robot is exposed to an external disturbance. Hence, a nonlinear robust tracking controller is proposed to achieve a desired formation. Simulation results confirm the accuracy of the proposed formation control strategy.

  • Motion Coordination Predictive Formation Control for Networked Multi-Agents

    This paper considers the motion coordination formation control problem for a class of networked multi-agents, where time-delays exist in the feedback channel of each Agent and in the communication channels between Agents. A motion coordination predictive formation control strategy and its detail implementation process are proposed to compensate these time-delays actively. Stability analysis and simulation results are provided to demonstrate the feasibility and effectiveness of the proposed predictive formation control scheme.

  • Distributed formation control of multi-robot system with obstacle avoidance

    Formation control is one of the emerging research topics in the study of multi-robot coordination. In this research, we designed distributed formation control with obstacle avoidance. Our formation control law uses consensus algorithm with displacement-based strategy. It consists of three layers of control. The first layer is formation center estimator using consensus algorithm. The second layer is a regulated hybrid system between position tracking and obstacle avoidance. The third layer is transformation to control signals for nonholonomic robots. We verify the controller by simulation on MATLAB.

  • Integral Terminal Sliding-Mode Formation Control for Uncertain Heterogeneous Networked Mecanum-Wheeled Omnidirectional Robots

    In this paper, an integral terminal sliding-mode (ITSM) consensus control method is presented for a team of uncertain, networked, heterogeneous Mecanum- wheeled omnidirectional robots (MWORs) moving together in formation. After the description of the dynamic model of each kind of MWOR by a set of unified multivariable vector state equations, the interconnection structure of the multi-robots is modeled by a directed and strongly connected graph. An ITSM formation control is proposed to achieve finite-time formation control and trajectory tracking in presence of robot uncertainties. The usefulness and superiority of the proposed method are well exemplified by conducting three computer simulations on cooperative formation of four heterogeneous MWORs with a virtual leader.



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