On September, 27 ITMO University will host a lecture of Michael Lees, professor of The University of Amsterdam “Modelling Human Crowds - Understanding the Role of Memory in Exploration”.
Understanding human behaviour in the context of exploration and navigation is an important but challenging problem. Such understanding can help in the design of safe structures and spaces that implicitly aid humans during evacuation or other emergency situations. In particular, the role that memory plays in this process is something that is crucial to understand. Michael will describe his work in which a serious game-based experimental approach to understanding the non-randomness and the impact of memory on the human exploration process was developed.