Departmental Papers (CIS)

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Copyright 2006 IEEE. Reprinted from IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, Volume 26, Issue 6, November-December 2006, pages 80-86.

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This article considers animating evacuation in complex buildings by crowds who might not know the structure's connectivity, or who find routes accidently blocked. It takes into account simulated crowd behavior under two conditions: where agents communicate building route knowledge, and where agents take different roles such as trained personnel, leaders, and followers.


autonomous agents, crowd simulation, group navigation, pedestrians, psychosocial behavior, wayfinding



Date Posted: 07 December 2006

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