Accession Number:

ADA633175

Title:

Network Science and Crowd Behavior Metrics

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER PICATINNY ARSENAL NJ TARGET BEHAVIORAL RESPONSE LAB

Report Date:

2008-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

ARDECs Target Behavioral Response Laboratory is currently conducting research on methods for crowd laboratory experiments, specifically crowd behavior metrics. Crowd metrics based on topological data were derived using motion capture methods. Sociometrics were based on coded videotaped communications. The preliminary results suggest that these crowd metrics, including those produced by network science methods, should be considered for further study. The results also suggest that crowd metrics, rather than only weapon characteristics, should be used to compare effectiveness of non-lethal weapons from different technologies.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE