Accession Number:

ADA522128

Title:

Crowd Simulation Incorporating Agent Psychological Models, Roles and Communication

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

PENNSYLVANIA UNIV PHILADELPHIA CENTER FOR HUMAN MODELING AND SIMULATION

Report Date:

2005-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

We describe a new architecture to integrate a psychological model into a crowd simulation system in order to obtain believable emergent behaviors. Our existing crowd simulation system MACES performs high level wayfinding to explore unknown environments and obtain a cognitive map for navigation purposes, in addition to dealing with low level motion within each room based on social forces. Communication and roles are added to achieve individualistic behaviors and a realistic way to spread information about the environment. To expand the range of realistic human behaviors, we use a system PMFserv that implements human behavior models from a range of ability, stress, emotion, decision theoretic and motivation sources. An architecture is proposed that combines and integrates MACES and PMFserv to add validated agent behaviors to crowd simulations.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Cybernetics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE