Zombie Swarms: An Investigation on the Behaviour of Your Undead Relatives

  • Vincenzo Gervasi
  • Giuseppe Prencipe
  • Valerio Volpi
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8496)


While zombies have been studied in a certain detail in vivo, the attention has been mostly focused on small-scale experiences, typically on case studies unexplicabily concentrating on just a hero and a few dozen zombies. Only recently a new, fruitful area of research on the behaviour of masses of zombies has been investigated.

In this paper, we focus on modeling the behaviour of swarms of zombies, according to the most recent theories of their cognitive, sensorial and motion capabilities. In so doing, we also formulate recommendation on how the hero might survive while putting the minimum effort needed to succeed, thus helping keeping the sufficient amount of suspense in future research scripts.


Mobile Robot Audio Signal Current Speed Quiet State Attack Range 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vincenzo Gervasi
    • 1
  • Giuseppe Prencipe
    • 1
  • Valerio Volpi
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di InformaticaUniversità di PisaItaly

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