Robot-loving Nebraska family invented one meant to save Nebraska farmers
July 13, 2023
Each year, dozens of American farmers are injured or killed after they climb into a grain bin.
A father-son duo from Aurora founded their one-of-a-kind company with one mission: No more boots in that grain.
Chad Johnson and son Ben Johnson have created a robot, the Grain Weevil, meant to do most of the necessary – and oft-dangerous – tasks that farmers do inside their bins.
The pair started developing their robot in 2020, after a farmer friend asked them to build a robot so the farmer would never have to go inside a bin again.
There's ample reason to want to stay out of grain bins, th...