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2009 WRI World Congress on Computer Science and Information Engineering
Modeling Emergency Scenarios in Virtual Evacuation Environment
Los Angeles, California USA
March 31-April 02
ISBN: 978-0-7695-3507-4
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, vol. 4, pp.759-763, 2009 WRI World Congress on Computer Science and Information Engineering, 2009
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