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SUMMARY The paper presents a solution to the problem of steering a group of wheeled robots along given spatial paths, while holding a desired inter-vehicle formation pattern. This problem arises for example when multiple robots are required to search a given area in cooperation. The solution proposed addresses explicitly the dynamics of the cooperating(More)
This paper addresses the problem of steering a group of vehicles along given spatial paths while holding a desired time-varying geometrical formation pattern. The solution to this problem, henceforth referred to as the coordinated path-following (CPF) problem, unfolds in two basic steps. First, a path-following (PF) control law is designed to drive each(More)
A new method is proposed to implement gain-scheduled controllers for nonlinear plants. Given a family of linear feedback controllers designed for lineariza-tions of a nonlinear plant about constant operating points, a nonlinear gain-scheduled controller is derived that preserves the input-output properties of the linear closed loop systems locally, about(More)
— The paper addresses the problem of steering a fleet of wheeled robots along a set of given spatial paths, while keeping a desired inter-vehicle formation pattern. This problem arises for example when multiple vehicles are required to scan a given area in cooperation. In a possible mission scenario, one of the vehicles acts as a leader and follows a path(More)
This paper describes a recently developed architecture for a Hardware-in-the-Loop sim-ulator for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. The principal idea is to use the advanced modeling capabilities of Simulink rather than hard-coded software as the flight dynamics simulating engine. By harnessing Simulink's ability to precisely model virtually any dynamical system or(More)
The paper addresses the problem of steering a fleet of wheeled robots along a set of given spatial paths, while keeping a desired inter-vehicle formation pattern. This problem arises for example when multiple vehicles are required to scan a given area in cooperation. In a possible mission scenario, one of the vehicles acts a leader and follows a path(More)