The team of Neya Systems and Carnegie Mellon University was awarded second place in the 2012 Robotics Rodeo CANINE Competition. In this event, five teams competed to demonstrate advanced object recognition, search, and retrieval technologies through a series of six trials. Of the five teams competing, Neya was the only team to reach the 5th trial. Neya developed the core platform, sensing capabilities, and autonomy software under this effort. “I am extremely proud of our team. This was one of our first efforts after forming Neya, so we had a lot of catch-up development to do under this program. Achieving second place against strong competitors is extremely gratifying,” said Dr. Parag Batavia, president of Neya Systems.