30. How to Have a Strong ROI for Customers: Lessons From a Floor Scrubbing Robot, with Pablo Molina
In this insightful episode, we chat with Pablo Molina from Avidbots about their floor scrubbing robot, which is making a notable impact on the cleaning industry. Discover how this autonomous machine offers enhanced efficiencies by navigating tight spaces without a human driver, while also providing an impressive 6-month ROI. Pablo shares the thoughtful design approach that went into creating this advanced robot and explains the error-checking software that helps minimize failure time. Join us for this engaging conversation as we explore how Avidbots is contributing to the evolution of cleaning operations with their floor scrubbing robot, offering a blend of cost-effectiveness and efficiency in facility maintenance.
- 0:00:00 - Start
- 0:00:38 - Introducing Pablo and Avidbots
- 0:01:48 - Introducing Neo
- 0:06:22 - Why not build a device humans can comfortably use?
- 0:10:37 - Major challenges
- 0:17:20 - Handling connectivity issues
- 0:19:23 - Evil edge cases
- 0:22:07 - Choosing the Intel Realsense depth camera
- 0:26:48 - Moving towards vision instead of LIDAR
- 0:34:14 - Explaining cleaning zones
- 0:37:01 - Coverage problem
- 0:49:17 - Deep learning
- 0:56:48 - Will Data be a moat for bigger companies?
- 1:01:40 - Building their cleaning robot
- 1:07:50 - Funding + Business model
- 1:15:02 - Manufacturing
- 1:19:12 - Using open source software
- 1:22:07 - Industries in robotics that are big but not getting much attention
- 1:30:38 - Advice for entrepreneurs
- 1:35:32 - Links and contact info