John Deere announced this week an award in the Robotics category of the 2021 CES Innovation Awards. The awards program, owned by the Consumer Technology Association, recognizes design and engineering in consumer technology products. This is the second, consecutive year that John Deere received the award.
The award comes to Deere by way of its new X Series combines equipped with ActiveVision camera technology. ActiveVision helps farmers see inside the combine’s grain tank and observe tailings so they can monitor the condition of harvested grain, right down to individual kernels. This technology is fueled by proprietary algorithms and provides farmers with information to make critical decisions in the moment, and to gather data over time to inform future actions.
“The award recognizes our efforts to build cutting-edge smart machines, systems, and solutions that unlock customer economic value through enhanced precision, automation, speed and efficiency previously not possible,” said Jahmy Hindman, chief technology officer for John Deere.
The CES Innovation Awards Robotics category highlights programmable or otherwise intelligent machines capable of performing specific tasks or replicating human movement or interactions. Products are reviewed and scored by a panel of judges comprised of designers, engineers, and technology media. Products are also evaluated on their engineering and functionality, aesthetics, design and what makes the product unique and innovative.