Neya Systems

Neya Systems develops and integrates advanced, vehicle-agnostic, off-road and airborne autonomy.  Our talented group of robotics engineers have over 450 years of combined experience related to autonomy, computer vision, and general unmanned systems development and deployment.


Neya systems, a subsidiary of Applied Research Associates (ARA) has a combined staff experience of over 450 years developing autonomy for ground vehicles. Our deep domain expertise spans semi-autonomy, autonomy, perception, and mission-planning; all of which support a wide range of DoD thrust areas. Having started as a small SBIR based company in 2009 focusing on mission planning for multi-domain robotics systems, Neya has grown to over 50 employees with over $50-million thus far in direct DoD investment. Our autonomy development facilities include two offices strategically placed near the key robotics “hubs”: Pittsburgh and Boston, and we offer a 60-acre off-road proving ground for all our vehicle developments.

As a leader in the off-road autonomy industry, we are a key provider of full-stack autonomy solutions to multiple agencies spanning the department of defense. Below is a subset of recent projects:

ARMY Autonomous Ground Re-Supply (AGR):

Neya is developing an advanced behavior for the autonomous convoy mission to allow 10+ PLS vehicles to autonomously exit out of a parking depot and re-park upon reaching their destination. The project involves the development of advanced planning and perception capabilities including a decentralized coordination algorithm.

ARMY RCV Autonomy (CoVeR):

Neya is the lead “full-stack” autonomy developer for GVSC’s Combat Vehicle Robotics (CoVeR) program that seeks to develop advanced capabilities for the ARMY RCV vehicles. This project involves the maturation of lower-TRL planning systems, and the development of state-of-the-art perception capabilities (negative obstacles, dense vegetation) targeted for use in theatre.


We have developed UGV perception, planning and control software to allow ground robots to detect and maintain tactically appropriate formation movement, in the presence of obstacles, within a mixed human-UGV squad. Tactical behavior is implemented using a flexible profile to allow for rapid addition of new formations and tactics.

ONR MARS Amphibious Autonomy:

The MARS program seeks to develop autonomy for amphibious vehicles in the surf-zone to allow them to provide ship-to-shore re-supply mission. Neya is developing the sensor suite and perception capabilities to detect and classify wave signatures as well as land/sea segmentation to allow for these vehicles to autonomous navigate through the surf and transition between open sea, surf zone, and land.

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