This volume contains all the papers presented at MARS-2005 (1st International Workshop on Multi-Agent Robotic Systems), held in Barcelona/Spain, in September 2005, as a satellite workshop of the ICINCO-2005 conference (International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics) which was co-organized by INSTICC and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. The first International Workshop on Multi-Agent Robotic Systems intends to be a forum for the debate of issues concerning all kinds of theoretical and applied studies combining the interdisciplinary areas of multi-agent systems and robotics, with communicating agents, depending on the conditions, flexibly materialized in either software or hardware--the latter as mobile robots. The workshop papers included in these proceedings spread across a number of topic areas including the following: autonomous and emergent formations, swarm robotics, cooperative robotics, human-robot communication and coordination, mobile robot
teams, maps and navigation, robotic soccer and other types of multi-agent system aspects related to robotics, like agent-oriented design, evolution and self-recovery, behavior planning and task allocation, distributed administration and maintenance, mission reliability and simulation, artificial intelligence, targets search, sensing, convergence, and many others. A total of 16 papers were selected for oral presentations arranged in 4 sessions of single track program and 6 were selected as poster presentations, after a double blind review process. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all the authors, who provided the rich material discussed at the workshop, and the members of the Program Committee who have reviewed and assessed the scientific merit of each submitted paper, thus ensuring high quality standards. Last but not least, thanks to Marina Carvalho for her effort in the secretariat support, and to Bruno Encarnação and Vitor Pedrosa for producing the proceedings.
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