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 apply for one of their SnowBots. CEO Terry Olkin told BizWest they ultimately got 40 applications for 10 slots they could fill.
“We were way oversubscribed,” Olkin said. “We saw there was a lot of interest.”
Pilot customers are spread between the West and East Coasts in the United States and Canada, in order to test the SnowBots in locations that will be experiencing snow at different times. Robots were delivered throughout January, and personnel were trained how to use them.