Demonstrating Social Distance in Crowds

A scene which demonstrates the recent social distancing phenomenon has been implemented using the crowd simulation system developed by the V-SENSE group in TCD. Stationary crowd members loiter in groups, representing irresponsible citizens violating COVID restrictions. Autonomous agents in the scene use AI to plan a path to their destinations, dynamically avoiding the groups of loiterers with a configurable "social distance" parameter. A first-person walkthrough of how a student can safely negotiate the crowd to reach the library is shown. The simulation promotes awareness of safety measures for COVID-19 spread while demonstrating some key technologies used.

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