Title: A simulation of multiple grouping movements for pedestrians

Authors: Jae Moon Lee; Seongdong Kim

Addresses: Department of Multimedia Engineering, Hansung University, 389, Samsundong, 2Ga, Sungbukgu, Seoul, Korea ' Department of Game Media, Kaywon University of Art and Design, Euiwang, 437-712, South Korea

Abstract: Simulations of pedestrians have been widely studied to fields of many applications such as computer games and designs of roads. While the existing simulations were researched for individual movements, this paper was studied and depicted efficiently for group movements as a group was abstracted to a big individual. Then, this paper proposed an individual as a leader in a group, and then remaining individuals were considered as the followers of the leader. The leader was abstracted as the big individual and the followers moved along the leader. To show the correctness of the proposed steering forces for grouping pedestrians, the experiments were conducted on condition of natural formation. The experiments showed that the proposed method had represented a normal phenomenon in real movements of pedestrians.

Keywords: information technology; simulation; agents; pedestrians; grouping; neighbours; collision avoidance; multiple group movements; leader; followers; group formation; multi-agent systems; agent-based systems; modelling.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCVR.2017.083445

International Journal of Computational Vision and Robotics, 2017 Vol.7 No.3, pp.276 - 284

Received: 30 Jul 2014
Accepted: 03 Nov 2014

Published online: 30 Mar 2017 *

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