Human-Harmonized and Risk-Aware Automatic Evacuation Assistance

In the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, both fixed and mobile communication networks had been unavailable for long time and in wide areas, due to damage of communication infrastructures. As a result, it has been reported that there were many cases where evacuees and rescuers could not collect and distribute important information, e.g., damage information, evacuation information, and government information. In this research, we aim to achieve an evacuation assisting system that can speedily and safely navigate evacuees to appropriate refuges. Specifically, we tackle this problem by combining several functions (e.g., automatic road-state estimation and evacuation guiding under implicit collaboration among evacuees and their mobile devices, road network state information sharing among evacuees, and road network risk analysis using geographical big-data.)

Masahiro Sasabe
Masahiro Sasabe
Associate Professor