Complex Systems

The Influence of Grid Rotation in von Neumann and Moore Neighborhoods on Agent Behavior in Pedestrian Simulation Download PDF

Machi Zawidzki
Department of Architecture
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Ave. 7-304G
Cambridge, MA 02139


Most crowd simulations (CS) in architectural spaces are based on rectangular grids with von Neumann or Moore neighborhoods. A real space, however, is not limited to right angles. This paper focuses on qualitative aspects of CS, namely the agent's behavior. More specifically: whether or not an agent's behavior seems realistic or natural.