This paper proposes a novel model of opinion dynamics with limited confidence. As opposed to other models, the onset of reciprocal influences between individuals is not defined by absolute thresholds, but by a notion of relative relevance for each link. The proposed dynamics takes the form of a hybrid dynamical system, where topology and opinions are coupled but as distinct variables. We prove converge to opinion distributions where disconnected clusters of individuals agree locally, while each cluster holds a different opinion. We also illustrate the dynamics via simulations.
|Conference||10th IFAC Symposium on Nonlinear Control Systems, NOLCOS 2016|
|Period||23/08/16 → 25/08/16|
|Other||23-25 August 2016|