TY - CHAP A1 - Silas F. R. Alves A2 - Joao M. Rosario A3 - Humberto Ferasoli Filho A4 - Liz K. A. Rincon A5 - Rosana A. T. Yamasaki ED1 - Alejandra Barrera Y1 - 2011-07-05 PY - 2011 T1 - Conceptual Bases of Robot Navigation Modeling, Control and Applications N2 - Robot navigation includes different interrelated activities such as perception - obtaining and interpreting sensory information; exploration - the strategy that guides the robot to select the next direction to go; mapping - the construction of a spatial representation by using the sensory information perceived; localization - the strategy to estimate the robot position within the spatial map; path planning - the strategy to find a path towards a goal location being optimal or not; and path execution, where motor actions are determined and adapted to environmental changes. This book integrates results from the research work of authors all over the world, addressing the abovementioned activities and analyzing the critical implications of dealing with dynamic environments. Different solutions providing adaptive navigation are taken from nature inspiration, and diverse applications are described in the context of an important field of study: social robotics. BT - Advances in Robot Navigation SP - Ch. 1 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/20955 DO - 10.5772/20955 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2022-05-25 ER -