An Agent Model of Pedestrian and Group Dynamics: Experiments on Group Cohesion
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.
KeywordsCellular Automaton Agent Model Group Cohesion Cellular Automaton Model Challenging Group
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