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Local SnowBot business is heating up

 

August 31, 2018

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Left Hand Robotics’ snow clearing machine, the SnowBot, was invented by Niwotians Terry Olkin and Mike Ott. After two years in development, SnowBots will be rolled out into production later this year.

Terry Olkin and Mike Ott, founders of Left Hand Robotics (LHR), are bringing the SnowBot to market and the name says it all. Unlike a human, this autonomous snow clearer doesn’t think twice about heading into the dark, frigid night to work tirelessly.

“The genesis of the company is that I never had to deal with snow until I moved to Colorado,” Olkin said. “When I first moved here, I thought, yeah, I’ll get a snow remover and do my driveway. But after a short period of time, I realized this was no fun at all.”

He tried hiring a local company, but residential accounts were low p...



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