In What Conditions Do People Adopt “Resilient” Behavior for Safety?

Experimental Study for Safety - II
  • Naoki KuboEmail author
  • Miwa Nakanishi
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 819)


People may follow a manual to achieve safety (Safety - I). On the other hand, it has been proposed in recent years that people sometimes respond flexibly to situations in order to achieve safety (Safety - II). Both modes (Safety - I and Safety - II) should be used mutually [1]; therefore, one strategy is to apply the Safety - I mode when the fluctuation of conditions is below a certain level and to apply the Safety - II mode when it is above that level. In this research, in order to clarify the level of situation fluctuation at which it is appropriate to switch modes from Safety - I to Safety - II, we conducted a simulator experiment involving a fire-extinguishing activity. As a result, it was revealed that people adopted resilient behavior when the situation fluctuation exceeded a certain level and resilient behavior led to success when the fluctuation was not too large or too small.


Safety - I Safety - II Resilience engineering 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Administration EngineeringKeio UniversityYokohamaJapan

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