Robot prevents grain bin fatalities

The Business of Food with Steve Alexander

A Roomba-like robot patrols the top of grain stored in bins

Photo by Cecil Smalley
The Grain Weevil robot atop a bin filled with corn

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Working in a grain bin is one of the most dangerous jobs in one of the most dangerous industries: agriculture. Steve Alexander spoke with the inventors of the Grain Weevil, a robot that eliminates the need for farmers to go into bins to move grain and dislodge clumps of grain that can clog augers.

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