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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7551/978-0-262-33936-0-ch102
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First published July 1 2016

Support Vector Machine and Spiking Neural Networks for Data Driven prediction of crowd character movement

Israel Tabarez-Paz, Isaac Rudomin, and Hugo Prez

Abstract (Excerpt)

Microscopic crowd simulation usually uses ad-hoc models. While these have been proven to be useful, they are difficult to calibrate and do not always reflect real behaviour. For this reason we propose a machine learning approach using neural networks. The main contribution of the project is a first exploration of prediction of agent trajectories using two specific types of neural networks, Support Vector Machine (SVM) and Spiking Neural Networks (SNN).