Section: New Software and Platforms
Keywords: Crowd Simulation - Pedestrian Simulation - Collision Avoidance - Reactive Navigation
WarpDriver is a microscopic crowd simulation software, which simulates the collision-free locomotion of many individual agents among the obstacles of a given environment. The originality of the algorithm relies on motion prediction mechanism which allows each agent to predict the probability of colliding other agents with respect to their current motion, their past motion, and the presence of obstacles forcing agents to follow some paths in the environment. Agents then move to their goal whilst they minimize their probability of colliding obstacles.