||Social forces for team coordination in ball possession game
Yokoyama, Keiko ,
Shima, Hiroyuki ,
Fujii, Keisuke ,
Tabuchi, NoriyukiYamamoto, Yuji
, p.022410 , 2018-02-20 , American Physical Society
Team coordination is a basic human behavioral trait observed in many real-life communities. To promote teamwork, it is important to cultivate social skills that elicit team coordination. In the present work, we consider which social skills are indispensable for individuals performing a ball possession game in soccer. We develop a simple social force model that describes the synchronized motion of offensive players. Comparing the simulation results with experimental observations, we uncovered that the cooperative social force, a measure of perception skill, has the most important role in reproducing the harmonized collective motion of experienced players in the task. We further developed an experimental tool that facilitates real players' perceptions of interpersonal distance, revealing that the tool improves novice players' motions as if the cooperative social force were imposed.