Analysis and Simulation of Group Behavior Using a Dynamic Sphere of Influence
Tsuyoshi Taki, and Junichi Hasegawa
School of Life System Science and Technology, Chukyo University, 101 Tokodachi, Kaizu-cho, Toyota, Aichi 470-0393, Japan
To evaluate or predict human behavior, extraction of characteristic patterns from actual crowd scenes and crowd simulation in different situations based on general human behavior model are needed. We use changes in a spatial feature formed by individual movement called a “dominant region”, a type of dynamic personal space. In the paper, a basic concept and calculation of the dominant region and its applications are presented. Experiments show that the proposed feature is useful in evaluating and simulating human behavior.