COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES Department of Mathematics and Statistics
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Mathematics Colloquium: Energy-efficient flocking in active particle systems


4:10pm -- Neill 5W

Alexander Panchenko

Washington State University

We consider a problem of self-organization and energy efficient control of multi-agent systems. The agents are modeled as “intelligent particles” capable of self-propulsion and possessing limited ability to react to changes in their surroundings. We pose the problem of generating self-propulsion forces that permit the agents to move cohesively as a flock with minimal on-board energy drain. We review some old and present new results on existence and description of attractors in dynamical systems.