Modeling random flocks through generalized factor analysis

G. Bottegal, Giorgio Picci

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In this paper, we study modeling and identification of stochastic systems by Generalized Factor Analysis models. Although this class of models was originally introduced for econometric purposes, we present some possible applications of engineering interest. In particular, we show that there is a natural connection between Generalized Factor Analysis models and multi-agents systems. The common factor component of the model has an interpretation as a flocking component of the system behavior
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 European Control Conference (ECC)
Place of PublicationPiscataway
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-033-03962-9
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event12th European Control Conference, ECC 2013 - Zurich, Switzerland, Zürich, Switzerland
Duration: 17 Jul 201319 Jul 2013
Conference number: 12


Conference12th European Control Conference, ECC 2013
Abbreviated titleECC 2013
OtherEuropean Control Conference 2013
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