All I can say is it doesn’t get any better than this for a startup company. The city of Longmont Colorado saw the potential of our snow-clearing robot and were anxious to start testing it in the field. Lucky for SnowBot, we have had a snowy 2019 so far, so the folks in the Longmont […]
About Terry Olkin
Terry is the co-founder and CEO of Left Hand Robotics. His 30-year career spans senior leadership roles at Oracle, the founding of multiple startups, and he is an inventor on over 21 patents. Prior to Left Hand Robotics, Terry was a Fellow at the public company Workday, which in 2015 acquired GridCraft, a Boulder-based software startup he co-founded. He mentors youth robotics teams competing in national competitions around the country and is the president of the nonprofit GEAR Alliance.
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Colorado startup Left Hand Robotics receives investment to produce its first product, the SnowBot Pro. It is the first smart robot that that can clear snowy sidewalks enabling snow management companies to dramatically reduce labor costs.
In June 2017, we debuted the SnowBot Pro at the biggest snow management trade show in the world, the SIMA Snow and Ice Symposium, and today we are planning our production schedule so we can start delivery of brand new SnowBots to all of those on the reservation list in late 2018 — they’re being assembled at our own facility in Longmont, Colorado by the way.
Longmont’s Left Hand Robotics has developed a first-of-its-kind commercial robot designed to clear snow from surfaces such as sidewalks. The startup company, founded in 2016 by Terry Olkin and Mike Ott, is allowing snow removal companies to try its product, the SnowBot Pro. Left Hand Robotics cofounder Terry Olkin with “Snowbot” in Longmont, Colorado on […]
LONGMONT — Left Hand Robotics Inc., a manufacturer of snow-plowing robots, is ramping up production of its SnowBots through a 10-client pilot program. Left Hand Robotics started its pilot by putting out a request for interested customers — typically contractors who clear snow for large campuses or municipalities or commercial buildings that do it themselves — to […]
World’s first self-driving, commercial-class snow clearing robot from Left Hand Robotics now operating at pilot customer locations across North America. The SnowBot Pro is a self-driving, GPS-navigated robot that clears walks more efficiently than shovelers. This dramatically reduces labor costs for snow management operators. The Left Hand Robotics team’s deep expertise spans software, automation and robotics, and in 2018 the company is ramping production to meet high initial demand.
Left Hand Robotics CEO & Co-founder Terry Olkin answers the most commonly-asked questions we hear. 1. How big is the SnowBot Pro? The first time snow management pros see the SnowBot Pro, they have a lot of questions. Thinking about the impact robotics can have on their industry is new to them, but it […]
For most people, the end of the year is relatively calm as you take time off to spend with family. Businesses tend to go quiet and not much happens in the news. But none of that was true at Left Hand Robotics. We were hard at work putting the final touches on our robots as […]
A few days ago, we loaded up a SnowBot Pro and drove 60 minutes west of the Left Hand Robotics headquarters in Longmont, Colorado to the Colorado high country in search of fresh snow. We were lucky to arrive in the early morning to find newly fallen snow, and it wasn’t long before we had […]
At Left Hand Robotics, we’ve built a driverless robot for snow removal, and reservations are being taken now. GPS, LiDAR, and sensors are some of the core technologies at the foundation for self-driving robots for many applications — from cars like the Google self-driving car, to manufacturing, industrial and outdoor tasks. The SnowBot Pro is the first commercial-class, cloud-connected, sidewalk-sized self-driving robot that clears snow automatically.