Cargill Tests Robotic Cattle Driver As A Way To Improve Worker Safety

NPR 

Cargill calls the robotic cattle driver "a first in the industry," and hopes that it will improve worker safety. Cargill calls the robotic cattle driver "a first in the industry," and hopes that it will improve worker safety. Brad Churchill, a slaughter operations manager at Cargill Meat Solutions, has worked in the cattle industry for more than 30 years -- and has seen many employee injuries caused by livestock. "A young man did nothing to provoke this 1,600-pound Angus steer who turned on him in an instant," Churchill said of one incident last year. The man crawled through an escape hatch, and ended up with a dislocated shoulder and few fractured ribs.