We present a new framework for describing multi-agent systems with hybrid individual dynamics where the interaction between agents occurs at both the continuous and discrete levels. We formally define these multi-agent systems as interconnected hybrid systems and then recast fundamental hybrid concepts such as a hybrid metric, hybrid execution, and reachability in this new interconnected hybrid systems framework. We then prove a necessary condition for the existence of the interconnected hybrid executions.
16th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation
Interconnected hybrid systems, reachability, metric, execution
Abdallah, Chaouki T.; Jorge Piovesan; and Herbert Tanner. "Preliminary Results on Interconnected Hybrid Systems." 16th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (2008): 101-106. doi:10.1109/MED.2008.4602157.