This paper investigates group consensus problems in networked multi-agent systems (NMAS) with communication delays. Based on the proposed state prediction scheme, the group consensus control protocol is designed to compensate the communication delay actively. In light of algebraic graph theories and matrix theories, necessary and(or) sufficient conditions of group consensus with respect to a given admissible control set are obtained for the NMAS with communication delays under mild assumptions. Finally, simulations are performed to demonstrate the effectiveness of the theoretical results.
- Communication delays
- Group consensus
- Networked multi-agent systems
- Time delay compensation scheme