The Evolution of Sporting Strategies

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  author =       "Simon Raik and Bohdan Durnota",
  title =        "The Evolution of Sporting Strategies",
  editor =       "Russel J. Stonier and Xing Huo Yu",
  pages =        "85--92",
  booktitle =    "Complex Systems: Mechanisms of Adaption",
  year =         "1994",
  publisher_address = "Amsterdam, Netherlands",
  publisher =    "IOS Press",
  email =        ",
  keywords =     "genetic algorithms, genetic programming, collective
  ISBN =         "90-5199-186-X",
  broken =       "",
  URL =          "",
  URL =          "",
  size =         "415961 Kb, 8 pages",
  abstract =     "This paper describes Coach, an evolutionary simulator
                 developed to investigate strategies for teams in a
                 competitive environment, and discusses some of the
                 issues surrounding the evolution of cooperation among
                 team members. As its title suggests, Coach is a
                 simulator of sporting environments, as these possess
                 the required motivations for such behaviour and have
                 the potential to benefit the real sporting world. In
                 addition to describing Coach, this paper describes two
                 applications illustrating the potential and value of
                 the system. It examines cooperation within a simplified
                 model of the game of volleyball in which cooperation
                 emerged in the form of players passing the ball between
                 them in order to control it for an effective offensive
                 hit. Each player learnt a specialized skill which, in
                 close harmony with the other team member's skills,
                 provided the team with a strategy not unlike those used
                 by real volleyball players. Some preliminary
                 experiments were also carried out to investigate
                 communication among team members.",
  notes =        "Presents a model for cooperation between members of


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