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    Semantic Interoperability: Avoiding the Middle Ages

    This post will focus on semantic interoperability when an open architecture contains or interacts with multiple ontologies and conceptual data models. Before proceeding, a few definitions are in order. Semantics is the branch of linguistics concerned with the meaning of different speech forms including their nature, structure, content, and context.  In open architecture the term […]

  • Perspective on Neya: A Summer Internship

    I started at Neya on May 26th 2013 and today, August 9th 2013 is my last day. These past 11 weeks at Neya have been extremely educational, entertaining, and productive. In this post I will share some details of my internship. Hopefully, this will give a sense of the character and quality of Neya Systems. […]

  • 08/16/13 – Neya Systems named finalist for Tech 50 Startup of the Year

    PITTSBURGH, PA – Neya Systems, LLC, a developer of unmanned systems technology for commercial and governmental organizations, today announced that the Pittsburgh Technology Council has named it a Tech 50 Awards Finalist in the “Startup of the Year” Category. The Pittsburgh Technology Council’s annual Tech 50 Awards recognize southwestern Pennsylvania’s most successful, innovative, and thought-leading […]

  • 08/16/13 – Neya Systems Wins AF SBIR to Develop 3D Models from Limited Viewpoint Aerial Imagery

    Neya Systems was awarded a Phase I Air Force SBIR to develop 3D models from limited viewpoint aerial imagery. Under this effort, we will be developing technology for monocular reconstruction of 3D features from high altitude, low angular resolution imagery. This work is intended to address challenges in existing methods for developing 3D models from […]

  • 08/09/13 Neya provides leadership to UCS Working Group

    Pittsburg, Pennsylvania 12 July 2013 – Staff at Neya Systems LCC have provided management for the UCS Working Group since its inception in 2009 through to the latest release, which was published in June 2013. Neya Systems LCC has been selected to continue its leadership of the government-industry team for the next release as the […]

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    08/09/13 – Neya Systems Releases UAS Control Segment Architecture SDK

    Wexford, Pennsylvania 09 August 2013 – Neya Systems is supporting the UCS community with uxSDK™ for UCS (UCS-SDK), its Software Developer Kit for the Department of Defense UCS Architecture and UCS Repository. UCS-SDK offers a validated UCS Developer Library and automated interface code generation tools to shorten the development cycle for UCS-compliant applications and services. […]

  • 08/09/13 – Neya Releases its Mission Planning and Management System (MPMS)

    Neya Systems, LLC, has developed and is ready to announce the commercial availability of its Mission Planning and Management System (MPMS). MPMS is a framework and software development kit to allow integration of unmanned systems within squad teams using command control techniques that are low-workload and heads-up. MPMS includes a pre-mission planner that is used […]

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    08/09/13 – Neya Introduces New Video Products for Unmanned Systems

    Wexford, PA 9 August 2013— Neya Systems LLC, an industry leader in unmanned systems, computer vision, and autonomy, is pleased to introduce two new unmanned systems standards-compliant H.264 video compression hardware products, UxStreamerTM and UxStreamerTM Mini. UxStreamer is a standards-compliant video streaming solution for unmanned air, ground, surface, and subsurface vehicles. It is a combination […]

  • Git-R-Done: Git Benefits & Helpful Tools

    This entry aims to be the first in a series of posts discussing version control software (VCS), related tools and effective work-flow. I apologize if you were looking for a write-up on the hit 2004 film Git-R-Done starring Larry the Cable Guy, but hopefully you’ll keep reading anyway! The focus will be on Git because, […]

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    Plotinus: The Inventor of Open Architecture?

    Ancient philosophy is gaining popularity – and attracting audacious statements. For example, did Aristotle ‘invent’ the U.S. Constitution? If Professor Steven B. Smith at Yale can ask that question, I can ask one of my own: did Plotinus invent ‘open architecture’? The answer depends on whether the ontology of open architecture owes a debt to […]

  • Legal Issues in Robotics: Open Source Software

    In the first of my series of posts on legal issues in robotics, I’m devoting time to talk about some of the legal issues specifically related to using open source software. This post, as well as my future posts, will use a more informal writing style than one would typically find in a legal journal […]

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    Why use a build server?

    This blog will focus on the why’s (and a cursory bit of how’s) of using a continuous integration system in robotics.  What is continuous integration?  Well, it encompasses a general set of principles and the idea that you can have automated builds and tests on your code base running behind the scenes. When I first […]