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Spring 2021 GRASP SFI: “Commercializing people-scale vision-based autonomy in agriculture”
February 3 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Abstract: The Burro team, including Terry Scott (CTO) and Charlie Andersen (CEO) will provide an overview of their people-scale vision-based autonomous platform and their experiences selling Burros and building an autonomy business, within agriculture.
Charlie Andersen & Terry Scott
CEO & Co-Founder & Chief Technical Officer
Charlie grew up on a fruit, vegetable, and livestock farm. This experience lead him to believe that all tedious farm labor should be automated, and simultaneously to understand the many challenges that robots face in agriculture. He founded Burro after gaining experience with Case New Holland, John Deere’s largest competitor, where he reported to the head of the North American operating unit and worked on special projects across sales, marketing, manufacturing, distribution, and autonomy M&A. He received a BA from Amherst College, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Terry leads the development of a unified technical vision, architecture, and autonomy roadmap with Burro. Prior to Burro, Terry worked as a robotic software developer with COSY, and as a design engineer/project manager with a large manufacturer supplying African railroads. Terry received his PhD from University of Oxford’s Robotic Institute where his research focused on computer-vision-based autonomous navigation and mapping, and a BSc in Electro-Mechanical Engineering from University of Capetown. He grew up in South Africa where he gained a love for machinery and robotics.