Written for first- and second-year graduate students in control and robotics, the book will also be useful to researchers in control theory, robotics, distributed algorithms, and automata theory. The book provides explanations of the basic concepts and main results, as well as numerous examples and exercises.
- Self-contained exposition of graph-theoretic concepts, distributed algorithms, and complexity measures for processor networks with fixed interconnection topology and for robotic networks with position-dependent interconnection topology
- Detailed treatment of averaging and consensus algorithms interpreted as linear iterations on synchronous networks
- Introduction of geometric notions such as partitions, proximity graphs, and multicenter functions
- Detailed treatment of motion coordination algorithms for deployment, rendezvous, connectivity maintenance, and boundary estimation