Neya Systems 2023: Project Wins, Technical Milestones, and Expanded Management Team 

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 08 — Neya Systems, a leading provider of off-road autonomy, open architecture, and mission planning software, shared the company’s year in review for 2023.  

“Neya Systems had an incredibly successful year,” said Division Manager Kurt Bruck. “We achieved a number of technical milestones and project awards in 2023, including the announcement of our cybersecurity solution, as well as our recent selection by the U.S. Army to develop an autonomous solution that protects military vehicles during convoy missions. In addition, we grew our staff by nearly a third and expanded our management team. Our team’s continued efforts and dedication to excellence have positioned us as a leader in our industry, and we are looking forward to even greater achievements in 2024.” 

In 2023, Neya achieved numerous significant technical and operational successes.  

Technical Highlights: 

  • Successfully launched full-scale deployment of Neya System’s perception stack on multiple commercial mining vehicles in Australia. 
  • Successfully demonstrated negative obstacle detection in the field, with the company’s autonomous vehicle avoiding a ravine to complete its mission. 
  • Successfully demonstrated a SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping) prototype capable of autonomous guarded waypoint following (GWF). 

Employee News 

  • Announced Dr. Amanda Sgroi’s return to Neya as Director of Perception and Advanced Projects. 
  • Announced that Principal Robotics Software Engineer  David Martin has been named the chair of the SAE International AS-4 (Unmanned Systems) Steering Committee. 
  • Expanded cybersecurity team to include industry experts with combined 40+ years of experience. 
  • Grew staff by nearly 28 percent and added three new technical project managers



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