Bridging the gap between visual exploration and agent-based pedestrian simulation in a virtual environment

Martin Brunnhuber (Vortragende:r), Helmut Schrom-Feiertag, Christian Luksch, Thomas Matyus, Gerd Hesina

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We present a system to evaluate and improve visual guidance systems and signage for pedestrians inside large buildings. Given a 3D model of an actual building we perform agent-based simulations mimicking the decision making process and navigation patterns of pedestrians trying to nd their way to prede ned locations. Our main contribution is to enable agents to base their decisions on realistic threedimensional visibility and occlusion cues computed from the actual building geometry with added semantic annotations (e.g. meaning of signs, or purpose of inventory), as well as an interactive visualization of simulated movement trajectories and accompanying visibility data tied to the underlying 3D model. This enables users of the system to quickly pinpoint and solve problems within the simulation by watching, exploring and understanding emergent behavior inside the building. This insight gained from introspection can in turn inform planning and thus improve the e ectiveness of guidance systems.
TitelProceedings of the 18th ACM symposium on Virtual reality software and technology
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 2012
VeranstaltungVRST 2012 -
Dauer: 10 Dez. 201212 Dez. 2012


KonferenzVRST 2012

Research Field

  • Ehemaliges Research Field - Mobility Systems


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