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Jeremy H. Brown

| Jaybridge Robotics

As president of Jaybridge Robotics, Dr. Jeremy H. Brown is responsible for operations, marketing, business development, and aspects of advanced technical problem solving. His professional work with robots encompasses more than fifteen years. Before cofounding Jaybridge Robotics, Dr. Brown worked for leading autonomous underwater, ground, and aerial systems developers. He held senior engineer positions at ITA Software and at Bluefin Robotics Corporation and consulted for various companies, including Newton Research Labs. Dr. Brown holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT. He can be reached at jhbrown[at]

The popular conception of farming as low-tech is woefully out of date. Modern farmers are high-tech operators: They use GIS software to plan their fields, GPS to guide field operations, and auto-steer systems to make tractors follow that GPS guidance without human hands. Given this technology foundation, the transition to full autonomy is already in progress, leveraging commodity parts and advanced software to get there more quickly than is possible in many other domains.

This article outlines some of the key technologies that enable autonomous farming, using the Kinze Autonomous Grain Harvesting System as a case study.