Simulating the local behaviour of small pedestrian groups

Ioannis Karamouzas, Mark Overmars

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Abstract

Recent advancements in local methods have significantly improved the collision avoidance behaviour of virtual characters. However, existing methods fail to take into account that in real-life pedestrians tend to walk in small groups, consisting mainly of pairs or triples of individuals. We present a novel approach to simulate the walking behaviour of such small groups. Our model describes how group members interact with each other, with other groups and individuals. We highlight the potential of our method through a wide range of test-case scenarios. A number of metrics are also proposed to quantitatively evaluate the quality of our proposed model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - VRST 2010
Subtitle of host publicationACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology
Pages183-190
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Event17th ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology, VRST 2010 - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: Nov 22 2010Nov 24 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology, VRST

Other

Other17th ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology, VRST 2010
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period11/22/1011/24/10

Cite this

Karamouzas, I., & Overmars, M. (2010). Simulating the local behaviour of small pedestrian groups. In Proceedings - VRST 2010: ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology (pp. 183-190). (Proceedings of the ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology, VRST). https://doi.org/10.1145/1889863.1889906