UK Company Developing Tank-Swimming Robot to Monitor Grain Quality

Edinburgh, SCOTLAND — A little football-shaped robot may score grain quality and safety points in the near future, according to this TechCrunch article.

Monitoring grain quality in a tank can be a dull, dirty, dangerous task that farmers have trouble finding workers to fill, but Crover’s new robotic platform may soon the join the team to help in Europe.

Edinburgh, Scotland-based Crover introduced its robotic solution at TechCrunch Disrupt last week.

The robot designed to essentially swim inside of a grain tank to offer farmers a better insight into the environmental conditions, where temperature and humidity can impact grain quality worth thousands of dollars, according to Crover.

The robot will be offered for just under $4,000 per robot, per year, which includes the hardware and software solution.

Two robots are currently being piloted at sites in the U.K. The company is shooting for a product launch in May of next year.

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