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Introducing emotion modelling to agent-based pedestrian circulation simulation

Introducing emotion modelling to agent-based pedestrian circulation simulation

Hollmann, Claudia, Lawrence, Peter ORCID: 0000-0002-0269-0231 and Galea, Edwin ORCID: 0000-0002-0001-6665 (2011) Introducing emotion modelling to agent-based pedestrian circulation simulation. In: Peacock, Richard D., Kuligowski, Erica D. and Averill, Jason D., (eds.) Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics. Springer, New York / Dordrecht / Heidelberg / London, pp. 799-803. ISBN 978-1-4419-9724-1, (e-ISBN) 978-1-4419-9725-8 (doi:

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In agent-based pedestrian circulation models, the simulation of the pedestrian-environment interaction is mostly achieved by imposing on each agent a predefined list of goal locations which the agent visits in turn. However, in reality human behaviour in complex environments is highly dynamic and fixed plans are often changed and adjusted according to emergent conditions and the person’s individual interpretation of these events, in particular the amount of time available to achieve all the desired tasks. In this paper we present a prototype emotion model implemented within the buildingEXODUS evacuation and pedestrian dynamics software which enables simulated agents to react to perceived time pressures by modifying their behaviour. The model is demonstrated using a circulation scenario within a rail terminal.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: International Conference on Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics (PED 2010), held 8-10 March 2010, at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA.
Uncontrolled Keywords: evacuation modelling, pedestrian dynamics, emotion modelling
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis > Fire Safety Engineering Group
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