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Title Virtual Evacuation Training using Interactive Cognitive Agents
Author Lemke, Anders
Zilmer-Pedersen, Lars
Supervisor Bolander, Thomas (Algorithms and Logic, Department of Informatics and Mathematical Modeling, Technical University of Denmark, DTU, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark)
Institution Technical University of Denmark, DTU, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Thesis level Master's thesis
Year 2008
Abstract Research regarding evacuation procedures have become of increased interest as reports concerning recent catastrophes have emphasized the need for better emergency response. Virtual training is a novel approach to improving evacuation procedures that is used in addition to education and drills Because of the nature of the situation, which virtual evacuation systems attempts to resemble, namely the evacuation itself, multi-agent technology seems as a reasonable approach to designing and implementing such a system. This is because the multi-agent paradigm attempts to capture the interrelation and interaction between individual actors. This report outlines our work on designing and implementing a proof of concept virtual evacuation training system, to show the applicability of such a system. The system is designed and implemented using multi-agent technology, and the human behavior model is designed and implemented with basis in generally accepted concepts from cognitive science.
Series IMM-M.Sc.-2008-56
Original PDF ep08_56.pdf (4.09 MB)
Admin Creation date: 2008-07-01    Update date: 2008-09-04    Source: dtu    ID: 221220    Original MXD