Research Park Companies Made a Splash at CES

Category : Research Park
Posted on: January 10, 2020

Corporations with innovation centers at the University of Illinois Research Park made a splash (no pun intended, Brunswick Corporation) at CES 2020, and we were there to capture it.

Members of the Brunswick I-JET intern team, under the leadership of site director Troy Kollmann, guided visitors through various AR and AI tools built at Research Park. Kollmann was quoted about the AI technology in The Wall Street Journal.

brunswick boat

AARP Tech Nest site director Miranda Kemp showcased a prototype for an AR tool that helps older adults age in place, by making their homes safer and easier to manage. Kemp pitched the idea as part of an internal company hackathon and led its development.

It’s not every day a John Deere sprayer shows up in Las Vegas. That’s exactly what was on the CES floor, with some of the company’s best technologists – including former John Deere Technology Innovation Center site director Julian Sanchez – to show the self-driving, remote sensing, GPS, precision imaging, machine learning enabled machine.

john deere at ces

It is great to have a strong Illinois contingent at CES, including University of Illinois Research Park’s Laura Frerichs and Laura Weisskopf Bleill , NCSA’s Brendan McGinty and Neil Andrews, and Katheryne Rehberg from the Office of Corporate Relations.