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Los Angeles, CA
March 31, 2009 to April 2, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-7695-3507-4
pp: 759-763
ABSTRACT
There has been an increasing interest in the use of Virtual Reality for learning and training. The development of Virtual Reality environment makes it possible for a user to understand and observe multiple paths and emotions that an agent would observe during evacuation.  This paper presents a fuzzy logic application for modeling an evacuation scenario where fuzzy parameters such as stress, panic, and anger are modeled using fuzzy logic and integrated in the virtual environment. We present a virtual environment that has a group of agents move towards their goal which is the shortest distance from their initial position. Changing the fuzzy parameters has an effect on agents’ speed. This paper presents a virtual reality application for simulation of panic behavior in a library building. The results show that the application can be used for way finding in the building, evacuation simulation, and safety evaluations of the building.
INDEX TERMS
Virtual Reality, Evacuation Simulation, Behavior Modeling, Emergency Simulation
CITATION
Sharad Sharma, Harish Vadali, "Modeling Emergency Scenarios in Virtual Evacuation Environment", CSIE, 2009, 2009 WRI World Congress on Computer Science and Information Engineering, CSIE, 2009 WRI World Congress on Computer Science and Information Engineering, CSIE 2009, pp. 759-763, doi:10.1109/CSIE.2009.450
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