This week we have done some research by reading a few research papers, including state of the art algorithms for simulating group formations and dense groups using fluid dynamics. This has given us some insight to what we might achieve in our final product.
Papers that we have read:
Generating Freestyle Group Formations in Agent-Based Crowd Simulations
Here is a demo of the implementation above: Youtube video
Spectral-Based Group Formation Control
For the moment we need to do more research to be able to reach the level of the implementation above. We will first try to simulate one or a few agents walking a certain path in a static environment. Then we will try to implement the following Steering Algorithm. This our first step towards a group formation simulation.
For this we have set a deadline at next Wednesday (3/2-2016).