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Bio-Inspired Evacuation Routing Support

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Author: Lieburg, A. van · Neef, R.M.
Type:article
Date:2006
Institution: TNO Defensie en Veiligheid
Source:Proceedings of 18th Belgium-Netherlands Conference on Artificial Intelligence (BNAIC), 5-6 October 2006, Namur, Belgium, 205-211
Identifier: 223308
Keywords: Physics

Abstract

This paper describes a decentralized and adaptive evacuation routing system. This system consists of a network of communicating sensors and actuators that dynamically guide evacuees towards the nearest exit. The approach makes use of self-organizing gradient following mechanisms that are inspired by biological pattern formation processes.