Incubator Virtual Resident
Each year preventable on-farm deaths occur when farmers climb inside grain bins. Proper grain bin management can lead to less spoilage and a higher margins for grain farmers. The Grain Weevil team is exploring how robotics can improve both grain bin management as well as safety protocol for those involved in grain bin storage. The Grain Weevil is a patent pending grain extraction robot that scurries across the top of the grain engaging the grain directly with its drive system and a variety of adaptable tools to safety and efficiently aid in the extraction of grain from the grain bin.