Kai Cai


Department of Core Informatics

Advanced Mathematical Institute (adjunct)

Osaka Metropolitan University


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Research Topics

  • Networked robotic systems for industrial automation
  • Distributed control of multi-agent discrete-event systems
  • Supervisory control of discrete-event systems
  • Cooperative control of networked multi-agent systems
  • Complex networks and cybersecurity
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New Book

K. Cai and Z. Lin, "Directed Cooperation of Multi-Agent Systems", Kindle Direct Publishing 2023.

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W.M. Wonham and K. Cai, "Supervisory Control of Discrete-Event Systems", Springer 2019.

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K. Cai and W.M. Wonham, "Supervisor localization", Springer 2016.

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Selected Latest Publications

  1. K. Cai and M. Nagahara, "A new perspective on cooperative control of multi-agent systems through different types of graph laplacians", Advanced Robotics, vol. 37, no. 1-2, pp. 2--11, Jan. 2023.
  2. F. Kudo and K. Cai, "A TSP-based online algorithm for multi-task multi-agent pickup and delivery", IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, vol. 8, no. 9, pp. 5910--5917, 2023.
  3. K. Cai, A. Giua, and C. Seatzu, "Consistent reduction in discrete-event systems", Automatica, vol. 142, Aug. 2022. Online: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.automatica.2022.110333
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