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A Clustering Approach to Path Planning for Groups

  • Jakub SzkanderaEmail author
  • Ondřej Kaas
  • Ivana Kolingerová
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10405)

Abstract

The paper introduces a new method of planning paths for crowds in dynamic environment represented by a graph of vertices and edges, where the edge weight as well as the graph topology may change, but the method is also applicable to environment with a different representation. The utilization of clusterization enables the method to use the computed path for a group of agents. In this way a speed-up and memory savings are achieved at a cost of some path suboptimality. The experiments showed good behaviour of the method as to the speed-up and relative error.

Keywords

Path planning Agent based model Graph representation Clustering 

Notes

Acknowledgement

This work was supported by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic, project SGS-2016-013 Advanced Graphical and Computing Systems, and Czech Science Foundation, project 17-07690S.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jakub Szkandera
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Ondřej Kaas
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ivana Kolingerová
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Faculty of Applied SciencesUniversity of West BohemiaPlzenCzech Republic
  2. 2.New Technologies for the Information SocietyPlzenCzech Republic

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