Cognitive Operational Systems, LLC (COSY) is a spinoff of Penn's GRASP Laboratory. The company focuses on leveraging University research for enabling industry solutions in computer vision, perception, and artificial intelligence. COSY’s “beacon-free” technology provides indoor localization and turn-by-turn navigation in environments with no GPS — like indoors. This back-end technology can be used to enable augmented reality interfaces, audio-based navigation aids for the blind, and even mobile robots. The team is a graduate of the National Science Foundation's I-Corps program, a 6-week incubator for university spinoff companies utilizing research with National Science Foundation lineage. The company was founded by Jonas Cleveland and his then graduate advisor, Kostas Daniilidis.