Deep adaptive learning for safe and efficient navigation of pedestrian dynamics

Nigel Pugh, Hyoshin Park, Pierrot Derjany, Dahai Liu, Sirish Namilae
2021 IET Intelligent Transport Systems  
An efficient and safe evacuation of passengers is important during emergencies. Overcapacity on a route can cause an increased evacuation time. Decision making is essential to optimally guide and distribute pedestrians to multiple routes while ensuring safety. Developing an optimal pedestrian path planning route while considering learning dynamics and uncertainties in the environment generated from pedestrian behaviour is challenging. While previous evacuation planning studies have focused on
more » ... ther simulation of realistic behaviours or simple route planning, the best route decisions with several intermediate decision-points, especially under real-time changing environments, have not been considered. This paper develops an optimal navigation model providing more navigation guidance for evacuation emergencies to minimize the total evacuation time while considering the influence of other passengers based on the social-force model. The integration of the optimal navigation model was ultimately able to reduce the overall evacuation time of multiple scenarios presented with two different overall pedestrian totals. The overall maximum evacuation time savings presented was 10.6%.
doi:10.1049/itr2.12043 fatcat:obpahbqu3vb3nowrh5ds4mmcpu