John Deere Robotics and Autonomy Seminar

John Deere Robotics and Autonomy Seminar

Event Details

Wednesday, April 7th, at 6pm EDT (view on calendar)
RSVP online (will be emailed meeting link)

Event Description

The Purdue Autonomous Vehicles Society invites you to learn about the autonomy and robotics taking place at John Deere.

This virtual discussion will go in-depth about several high-tech robotics projects taking place at John Deere and the behind the scenes details to make them work in the real world. Afterwards there will be time for questions from the audience.

This seminar is free and open to the public, but it is primarily aimed at undergraduate students at Purdue.


Scott Miller is a Staff Robotics Engineer and the Lead Engineer for John Deere’s first embedded deep learning image processing system. His work includes embedded ML systems, autonomous vehicles, and perception system verification. Earning a BS and MS in Computer Science his previous research includes work at Oxford University, grant work with both NASA and the NSF, and research in Mulitrobot Coordination.

Sara Wendte is a robotics engineer contributing to two of John Deere’s most advanced stereo vision products. During two internships with John Deere she also conducted research in the areas of semi-supervised semantic segmentation methods, and reinforcement learning for controls applications. Hailing from Purdue she earned her BS in Electrical Engineering and her MS in Electrical Computer Engineering. She was also actively involved with Eta Kappa Nu (HKN) and Purdue Musical Organizations.

Hosting Organization

This event is hosted by the Purdue Autonomous Vehicles Society: