Neya Systems Integrates UxAB with QinetiQ TALON V Robot

By Caroline Rees / 14 Oct 2014
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Neya Systems has successfully integrated its UxAB autonomy hardware and software with the QinetiQ North America (QNA) TALON V platform.

As a part of Neya’s growing Ux line of products, UxAB™ draws together years of capability development in autonomy, sensor processing, localization, manipulator control, and advanced navigation GPS-based and GPS-denied navigation into a single rugged package.

UxAB™ has been developed from the ground up to be a robust, hardened, self-contained autonomy module. Designed to IP67 specifications, with integrated EMI and EFI protection, and a temperature operating range of -20 to 140F, UxAB™ is built to operate in the most challenging environments where our newest unmanned ground vehicles will be deployed.

“Integration of UxAB with the TALON V went extremely smoothly due to the use of the RS-JPO Interoperability Profiles (IOP), that Neya and QNA support,” said Dr. Parag Batavia, president of Neya Systems, “The ease of systems-level integration because of IOP allowed us to focus on maximizing performance of the autonomy capabilities that UxAB offers.”

“The UxAB integrated almost seamlessly with the TALON V robot. Both the robot and the autonomy box use IOP messaging which allows for automatic discovery of available services. The UxAB then leverages sensor data from the TALON V as well as its own sensor data to command the TALON V to perform autonomous tasking accurately, reliably and easy for the war fighter. The most impressive part of the integration was the significantly reduced time to bring the systems together versus past integration efforts on previous generation robots. The effort took a fraction of the time, just days instead of months, required fewer resources, and produced superior results,” said Dan Deguire, QinetiQ North America’s senior program director of Unmanned Systems.

UxAB is compatible with AEODRS 1.4 SAE JAUS specifications, as well as IOP V1.

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