Mathematics/Psychology : 401
Date & Time
October 16, 2023, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Title: A generalized model of flocking with steering
Speaker: Muruhan Rathinam
Abstract: Flocking is the dynamic behavior where a set of autonomous agents moving in a Euclidean space accelerate themselves in a manner that keeps them together. We describe recent work that generalizes some of the existing models to account for certain realistic features such as masking and orientation bias. We add steering terms into our model which accounts for the individual whims of agents in response to externalities. We provide sufficient conditions for flocking under steering and also provide an asymptotic analysis of the situation where steering is much slower than flocking. This is joint work with Dr. Guy Djokam.