Perception enables robotics, allowing interaction with the surrounding environment.

Sometimes just looking at the faced scenario is not enough, robots could require to map information needed for navigation.

Localization: the algorithmic response to the robots’ question: “where am I?”

Given an environment representation, a localization system, and a goal to reach, the optimal path must be computed.

Reaching the desired location could require the more different robotic locomotion systems: wheels, trucks, legs…

To change the world, you must manipulate it.