Analysis-Synthesis Approach for Virtual Human Simulation
- JCJC Cinecitta
We use the results of a pedestrian tracking experiment to identify a followthe-leader model for pedestrians walking-in-line. We demonstrate the existence of a time-delay between a subject’s response and the predecessor’s corresponding behavior. This time-delay induces an instability which can be damped out by a suitable relaxation. By comparisons with the experimental data, we show that the model reproduces well the emergence of large-scale structures such as congestions waves. The resulting model can be used either for modeling pedestrian queuing behavior or can be incorporated into bi-dimensional models of pedestrian traffic. Acknowledgements: This work has been supported by the french ’Agence Nationale pour la Recherche (ANR)’ in the frame of the contract “Pedigree” (ANR-08-SYSC015-01). JH acknowledges support of the ANR and the Institut de Mathématiques de Toulouse, where he conducted this research. AJ acknowledges support of the ANR and of the Laboratoire de physique thÃ c ©orique in Orsay where she conducted this research. PD is on leave from CNRS, Institut de MathÃ c ©matiques de Toulouse, France.