An overview of the consensus problem in the control of multi-agent systems

Rawad Abdulghafor, Shahrum Shah Abdullah, Sherzod Turaev, Mohamed Othman

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As a solution to the distributed multi-agent coordination, the problems of consensus or agreement have been widely explored and studied in the literature. This document provides an overview of consensus problems in multi-agent cooperative control with the goal of exposing the related literature and promote the research in this area. The document presents the theoretical results concerning the search for consensus in the involved topologies with information exchange that is invariant in time and change dynamically. Applications related to consensus protocols are studied for the cooperation of multi-agent systems. The presentation includes as well open problems and offers future research direction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-157
Number of pages15
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Consensus problem
  • linear consensus
  • multi-agent systems
  • nonlinear consensus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • General Computer Science


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