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John Deere honored for its technology efforts in robotics

Published: Dec. 16, 2020 at 10:02 AM CST
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MOLINE, Ill. (KWQC) - John Deere has been honored in the robotics category of the 2021 CES Innovation Awards, which recognize outstanding product design and engineering in consumer technology products.

This is the second straight year John Deere has received a CES Innovation Award.

John Deere says it was specifically honored for its new X Series combines that are equipped with ActiveVision camera technology that 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. According to John Deere, 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.

“John Deere is honored to receive this award as it highlights our ongoing commitment to agriculture, innovation and technology,” said John Deere Chief Technology Officer Jahmy Hindman in a statement. “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.”

John Deere shared the following information about its new X Series combines:

  • X Series combines equipped with ActiveVision cameras, can help farmers see inside the combine’s grain tank and observe tailings so they can monitor the condition of harvested grain, down to individual kernels. The combines make automatic adjustments so they can run at peak levels, even as harvesting conditions change.
  • X Series combines feature proprietary artificial intelligence, computer vision, infield machine-to-machine communication and integrated sensors for connectivity and self-driving capabilities.
  • X Series combines can monitor themselves and enable farmers and service technicians to manage issues remotely, minimizing downtime and supporting profitability.

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