Domain expertise in autonomous integration means having standardized autonomy baselines, known test procedures, and the troubleshooting intuition that comes from years of experience on a wide range of vehicles.
Over the last 2 years I have owned and operated a personal 3D printer, as well as operated a 3D printer as part of my job at Neya Systems. I have created over a hundred unique part designs, and experienced the majority of the problems associated with 3D printers. Tailoring the design of a part to match the strengths and … Read More
All programmers have heard of unit testing. Countless blogs discuss the importance of unit testing and how all projects should use it. Paragraph after paragraph of abstract discussion, yet no concrete examples. This post is for engineers, a step by step, 5 minute guide on setting up Boost Unit Tests with a CMake project. We’re going to use Boost’s Unit … Read More
In my last blog (https://neyarobotics.com/dispelling-myths-jaus/), I talked about several of the ‘myths’ that I hear about JAUS, and tried to debunk them a bit. As noted in that article, one common complaint is that SAE JAUS doesn’t cover every possible interoperability issue; there will always be some new function, new sensor, or new actuator that the committee hasn’t considered. Given … Read More
In the last decade, there has been a major shift in robot perception toward using machine learning. So when is it appropriate to apply machine learning techniques to your robot perception problem? Rather than tackle this head-on, I will ask this question for a different domain and then try to tie it back to robotics. Machine learning techniques have become … Read More
Some of you are probably familiar with ROS – an open-source set of libraries and tools for robotic applications. We use pieces of it regularly around here. One of the nice features about ROS software is that you can make use of it in a variety of ways: ROS offers many of the features of a full robot architecture, but … Read More
At Neya, we’re big believers in interoperability through standards compliance. Many of us have a long history with the Joint Architecture for Unmanned Systems (JAUS), as well as the UAS Control Segment (UCS) Architecture. We’ve even been known to flirt with STANAG-4586 from time to time. As proponents, particularly of JAUS, I often hear comments and criticism toward the standard … Read More
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