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Frontiers of Information Technology & Electronic Engineering  2016 Vol.17 No.3 P.200-211


Shadow obstacle model for realistic corner-turning behavior in crowd simulation

Author(s):  Gao-qi He, Yi Jin, Qi Chen, Zhen Liu, Wen-hui Yue, Xing-jian Lu

Affiliation(s):  Department of Computer Science and Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai 200237, China; more

Corresponding email(s):   hegaoqi@ecust.edu.cn

Key Words:  Corner-turning behavior, Crowd simulation, Safety awareness, Rule-based model

Gao-qi He, Yi Jin, Qi Chen, Zhen Liu, Wen-hui Yue, Xing-jian Lu. Shadow obstacle model for realistic corner-turning behavior in crowd simulation[J]. Frontiers of Information Technology & Electronic Engineering, 2016, 17(3): 200-211.

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This paper describes a novel model known as the shadow obstacle model to generate a realistic corner-turning behavior in crowd simulation. The motivation for this model comes from the observation that people tend to choose a safer route rather than a shorter one when turning a corner. To calculate a safer route, an optimization method is proposed to generate the corner-turning rule that maximizes the viewing range for the agents. By combining psychological and physical forces together, a full crowd simulation framework is established to provide a more realistic crowd simulation. We demonstrate that our model produces a more realistic corner-turning behavior by comparison with real data obtained from the experiments. Finally, we perform parameter analysis to show the believability of our model through a series of experiments.

In this paper the authors present a model for enabling simulated pedestrian to move at the corners of the walls with a realistic trajectory. The proposal model is novel in modeling the corner-turning behaviour. The paper is technically sound which is illustrated by the simulation results and analysis.




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