An Agent Model of Pedestrian and Group Dynamics: Experiments on Group Cohesion

  • Stefania Bandini
  • Federico Rubagotti
  • Giuseppe Vizzari
  • Kenichiro Shimura
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6934)

Abstract

The simulation of pedestrian dynamics is a consolidated area of application for agent–based based models; however generally the presence of groups and particular relationships among pedestrians is treated in a simplistic way. This work describes an innovative agent–based based approach encapsulating in the pedestrian’s behavioural model effects representing both proxemics and a simplified account of influences related to the presence of groups in the crowd. The model is tested in a simple scenario to evaluate the effectiveness of mechanisms to preserve groups cohesion maintaining a plausible overall crowd dynamic.

Keywords

Cellular Automaton Agent Model Group Cohesion Cellular Automaton Model Challenging Group 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stefania Bandini
    • 1
    • 2
  • Federico Rubagotti
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Vizzari
    • 1
    • 2
  • Kenichiro Shimura
    • 3
  1. 1.Complex Systems and Artificial Intelligence (CSAI) research centerUniversità degli Studi di MilanoMilanoItaly
  2. 2.Crystal Project, Centre of Research Excellence in Hajj and Omrah (Hajjcore)Umm Al-Qura UniversityMakkahSaudi Arabia
  3. 3.Research Center for Advanced Science & TechnologyThe University of TokyoJapan

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