On March 30, academic lecture of AU organized by the School of Automation Science and Engineering was held on the sixth floor conference room of Building 3.The topic of this lecture was Distributed Cooperative Control of Multi-Agent Systems: A Consensus Region Approach. Prof. Li Zhongkui, a research fellow from Peking University, was invited to this issue as the major guest. The lecture was chaired by Prof. SuWeizhou.
Before the lecture, Prof. Su gave a brief introduction to Prof. Li. In the lecture, Prof. Li firstly introduced recent results on cooperative control. As he said, cooperative control of multi-agent systems (multiple autonomous vehicles) has received compelling attention from various scientific communities due to its broad applications in such areas as satellite formation flying, sensor networks, surveillance and reconnaissance, air traffic control, and future autonomous combat systems. Then, he presented the difference between lumped cooperative control and distributed cooperative control. What’s more, based on examples, Prof. Li explained the cooperative control theory and deduction process of some useful conclusions. He emphasized the strong relationship between linear system theory and cooperative control theory and recommended some beneficial books to those who are interested in this field. In the end of the lecture, Prof. Li had a discussion with students as well as answered the questions patiently.
Attracted by Prof. Li’s intelligence and humor, audiences accepted the new knowledge naturally. It's a truly inspiring lecture.