A Time-Aware Routing Map for Indoor Evacuation
Haifeng Zhao, Stephan Winter
SENSORS | MDPI | Published : 2016
Knowledge of dynamic environments expires over time. Thus, using static maps of the environment for decision making is problematic, especially in emergency situations, such as evacuations. This paper suggests a fading memory model for mapping dynamic environments: a mechanism to put less trust on older knowledge in decision making. The model has been assessed by simulating indoor evacuations, adopting and comparing various strategies in decision making. Results suggest that fading memory generally improves this decision making.
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The authors would like to particularly acknowledge the reviewers' efforts for providing valuable suggestions and insightful comments for improving the quality of this paper. This work has been supported by the ARC (LP120200130) and a CSC research scholarship.