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Multi-player pursuit–evasion games with one superior evader

Chen, Jie and Zha, Wenzhong and Peng, Zhihong and Gu, Dongbing (2016) 'Multi-player pursuit–evasion games with one superior evader.' Automatica, 71. pp. 24-32. ISSN 0005-1098

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Abstract

Inspired by the hunting and foraging behaviors of group predators, this paper addresses a class of multi-player pursuit–evasion games with one superior evader, who moves faster than the pursuers. We are concerned with the conditions under which the pursuers can capture the evader, involving the minimum number and initial spatial distribution required as well as the cooperative strategies of the pursuers. We present some necessary or sufficient conditions to regularize the encirclement formed by the pursuers to the evader. Then we provide a cooperative scheme for the pursuers to maintain and shrink the encirclement until the evader is captured. Finally, we give some examples to illustrate the theoretical results.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pursuit–evasion game; Superior evader; Fishing game; Capture condition; Cooperative strategies
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2016 08:49
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2022 00:44
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/16871

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