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Risk Webinar Tsukuba Grenoble #1: Territories and risk – Pedestrian behaviour

Workshop / Event in English, Partnerships

On December 11, 2023

Saint-Martin-d'Hères - Domaine universitaire

Partenariat RISK Tsukuba University/UGA

The Risk Institute @University Grenoble Alpes is organising a series of webinars on risk management with the University of Tsukuba (Japan) in 2023/2024 to open up a research partnership on the subject. The first will take place on Monday 11 December from 10.15am to 11.15am in France.


Territories and risk – Pedestrian behaviour


Speaker RISK Institute - Université Grenoble Alpes (France)


Modelling and simulation of realistic pedestrian behaviour around autonomous vehicles in shared spaces

In the near future, autonomous vehicles will have to navigate in dense and dynamic urban environments like shared spaces. In such spaces, segregation between pedestrians and vehicles is minimized and users must negotiate their passage without explicit traffic rules. To achieve this, a key element of AV navigation in shared spaces is understanding and anticipating pedestrian behaviors and their interactions. But how to anticipate pedestrian behaviours with an autonomous vehicle? In this talk, we will present our work on agent-based modeling and simulation for pedestrian interaction with an autonomous vehicle in a shared space, and introduce the open source simulator SPACiSS.

Manon PREDHUMEAU is Lecturer in Computer Science at Grenoble Alps University in France. She is also a Visiting Research Fellow at the School of Geography, University of Leeds, UK, after working there for a year and a half (March 2022-August 2023) as a Research Fellow. As part of the RAIM (Responsible Automation for Inclusive Mobility) project, she worked on modelling and simulating the mobility needs of the ageing population in the UK and Canada, in order to identify the needs for demand-responsive autonomous transportation.



Speaker Tsukuba University (Japan)

Professor ITOH Makoto

Toward quantification of risk in shared space

Low-speed automated driving (AD) systems are expected to play a vital role for enhancing transportation of disabled people. Such ADs needs "shared spaces" which are not "shared roads" but "shared squares" where only pedestrians were supposed to use. In such pedestrian-centered areas, it is quite difficult for such ADs to go without taking risks. Here a question arises. How can we quantify the risk in such a shared space, and how can we assure its safety? In this talk, I will introduce my approach to this issue and some results and findings.

Makoto ITOH is a full professor at the Institute of Systems and Information Engineering, University of Tsukuba. In 1999, he received his PhD degree in engineering from the University of Tsukuba. His research interests include human-machine systems, trust in automation, and human factors in automated systems. Itoh served as a secretary of IEEE Reliability Society Japan Chapter, and a co-chair of Shared Control Technical Committee, IEEE SMC Society.



On December 11, 2023
Complément date

10.15 AM - 11.15 AM (France - GMT+1)

Zoom connection link
ID meeting: 922 6170 6078
Code: 569030



Saint-Martin-d'Hères - Domaine universitaire

Complément lieu

Online ZOOM

Partnership RISK Tsukuba University/UGA
Photo UGA

Submitted on November 14, 2023

Updated on February 22, 2024