The CROVER robot swims thorough bulk solids and powders like large bulks of cereal grains and pulses stored in sheds and warehouse and enables:
Mapping the condition to the grain with a higher resolution and data points density than possible with static solutions (and at a lower cost per measurement location compared to sites with 20+ static sensors)
Stirring the grain bulk, helping prevent and break crust, arching and ratholing
Collecting samples at depth within the bulk
Short intro video: https://vimeo.com/880185360/a93a482408
The data collected by the CROVER robot be either downloaded locally, fed into existing digital systems, or visualized via its companion web app at https://savinggrains.crover.tech
As the first device in the world able to move omni-directionally in granular bulks, the CROVER robot also represents a major breakthrough in robotics and locomotion, as a platform that enables different technologies, be it sensors, sampling modules or pest control agents to reach areas of the bulk that they couldn’t otherwise.