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Zombies in the City: A NetLogo model

Badham, J and Osborn, J-A (2014) Zombies in the City: A NetLogo model In: Mathematical Modelling of Zombies. UNSPECIFIED.

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We present a NetLogo model of an infestation of ‘Zombies’ in a city environment. Our model offers hope to those who may have been dejected by previous mathematical modelling of zombie attack, which painted a bleak picture for the survival of humanity under most scenarios. We show that factors alluded to in a genre defining paper [8], but not incorporated into their mathematical model, are of essential importance in survival scenarios for humans in the face of zombie infiltration - in particular humans’ higher speed and capacity to gain in skill through experience. Thus in our model we observe the full triad of possibilities: zombie-win, human-win and stalemate. This demonstrates the usefulness of Agent Based Models to complement analytical approaches.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Authors :
Badham, J
Osborn, J-A
Editors :
Smith?, R
Date : 1 October 2014
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 28 Mar 2017 15:51
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 15:06

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