The following video shows a simulation of Brazil versus Croatia, the opening game of the world cup. The commentary is from Toni Polster, a legendary Austrian soccer player.
While the result is credible, we have not done this to exactly predict the outcome of the games - this would spoil the whole tournament! Furthermore, our approach is not meant for prediction but a system to train a distributed agent-based system to achieve an emergent cooperative behavior in a self-organized way. Setting up this work helped us in improving our understanding how we can create and guide self-organizing systems. We have chosen the soccer simulation as a demonstration because in soccer the global goal (no pun intended) can be achieved in so many different ways , for example with a defensive, offensive, kick-and-rush, pass-intensive, etc. style. And it is nice to watch - who said good science can't be fun!
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- More simulated matches at Lakeside Labs WM Orakel http://www.robotoracle.at/