Robots are agents, too. Indeed, agent researchers are sometimes inspired by robots, sometimes use robots in motivating examples, and sometimes make contributions to robotics. Both practical and analytical techniques in agent research influence, and are being influenced by, research into autonomous robots and multi-robot systems.

Despite the significant overlap between the multiagent and robotics research areas, roboticists and agents researchers have only a few opportunities to meet and interact. The recently established robotics track at AAMAS is one such opportunity. The goal of the proposed workshop is to extend and widen this opportunity, by offering a forum where researchers in this area of research can interact and present promising innovative research directions, and new results. The workshop is coordinated and associated with the AAMAS robotics track.

Of special interest in this year's ARMS workshop is the coordination of autonomous mobile robots. Existing approaches such as motion planning (i.e., constructing conflict-free trajectories in space and time), route planning (e.g. based on reserving exclusive time slots on sections of the infrastructure), and designing traffic systems, often reflect the different backgrounds of the researchers involved. We hope that this year's ARMS workshop will bring together researcher from various disciplines in which this problem is relevant, in order to share and benefit from each other's ideas.


For additional information

Gal Kaminka
Computer Science Department
Bar Ilan University Ramat Gan 52900, ISRAEL
Tel: +972 3 531 7607

Adriaan ter Mors
Algorithmics group
Software Technology Department
Delft University of Technology Mekelweg 4, Delft, THE NETHERLANDS
Tel: +31 15 2786206



Important dates

Paper submission deadline

February 5, 2011

Notification of acceptance

February 27, 2011

Camera-ready submission

March 7, 2011

ARMS workshop

May 2, 2011



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