Incorporating a model of human panic behavior for robotic-based emergency evacuation

@article{Robinette2011IncorporatingAM,
  title={Incorporating a model of human panic behavior for robotic-based emergency evacuation},
  author={Paul Robinette and Ayanna M. Howard},
  journal={2011 RO-MAN},
  year={2011},
  pages={47-52}
}
Evacuating a building in an emergency situation can be very confusing and dangerous. Exit signs are static and thus have no ability to convey information about congestion or danger between the sign and the actual exit door. Emergency personnel may arrive too late to assist in an evacuation. Robots, however, can be stored inside of buildings and can be used to guide evacuees to the best available exit. To enable this process, evacuation robots must have an understanding of how people react in… CONTINUE READING