July 2014

Monthly Archives

  • Another Example of Where “Fail Quickly” Would Have Helped

    I recently “completed” a home project that came right down to the wire.  This was a fairly unique project, in several respects.  For one, the project itself was to build an LED-laden helmet with sophisticated animation; something to resemble the helmets worn by the two members of the music group Daft Punk.  Another unique thing […]

  • Multi Domain Architecture

    07/21/14 – Neya Systems, LLC, awarded Phase III SBIR for Multi-Domain Architecture Development

    Neya Systems has been awarded a Phase III SBIR to continue development of mission management technologies and UxV standards tools for the maritime community. Under this Phase III SBIR, Neya will extend development of tooling and software development kits to assist with integration of UAS Control Segment Architecture (https://www.ucsarchitecture.org) and the SAE-AS4 JAUS (http://www.jaustoolset.org) for […]

  • Letter to a Young Roboticist

    (This letter is modeled after Rainer Maria Rilke’s “Letters to a Young Poet.”) A few weeks ago, I made the tough decision to leave Neya Systems to return to practicing law full time.  I was fortunate to have a unique role at the company where I was the company’s attorney, director of commercialization, and also […]

  • A Look Inside Neya: An Intern’s Perspective

    I had a four week internship at Neya Systems and it was my first experience in a professional work environment. I was expecting a cold, calculating office because I was going to be surrounded by computer engineers. It didn’t help that my freshman year roommate was a computer science major who chose not to participate […]

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    Six Lessons from Being a Bootstrapper

    Robotics is starting to attract venture capital at an accelerating rate. There is significant growth in VC investment on both coasts, and the equity markets are starting to take notice. RoboStox is a growing ETF that focuses on robotics companies. Accelerator programs are clamoring for robotics-based ventures. Seed funding, and even Round A funding, is […]