Off-road software suite to enable autonomous Robotic Combat VehiclesNews
February 02, 2021
WARRENDALE, Pa. Neya Systems announced the contribution of a new capability to the U.S. ARMY's Robot Operating System (ROS)-M registry, a Robotic Technology Kernel (RTK) compatible off-road planning software suite.
According to the company, the RTK is an ROS-based modular autonomy software library for science and technology development that provides a set of common robotic capabilities across a variety of platforms and efforts.
AM3P, Neya's Adaptive and Modular Multi-Terrain Mobility Planner, is a full-stack off-road autonomy planning software suite developed to allow Department of Defense vehicles to navigate autonomously through contested environments.
Neya Systems officials claim that the successful maturation and testing of AM3P, performed under the Combat Vehicle Robotics (CoVeR) program, led to the decision to begin the RTK integration process. This will aim to enable new autonomy capabilities in all RTK-equipped vehicles such as the upcoming Robotic Combat Vehicle (RCV) family of systems.