SpotBot® - Hands Free Cleaning
BISSELL came to Insight for help in developing a fully automatic and unattended deep cleaner for carpets. The challenge was to create a new-to-the-world appliance that would utilize brand new cleaning technologies. The success of the project was a result of Insight's mechanical innovation process that led to the design of a revolutionary automated cleaning system that was ready for production in just eight months.
Look Mom No Hands!
Following Insight's very detailed and structured mechanical innovation process, the engineering team created several functional breadboards that were fully prototyped, tested and evaluated in order to select the best path forward. Insight's iterative process of designing, building, testing and refining was critical to validate the performance and functionality. BISSELL was looking to create a product that would make cleaning 100 percent hassle-free. Weighing less than 15 pounds, the SpotBot was designed and engineered to make cleaning surfaces and deep stains virtually effortless.
The product launch of the SpotBot was extremely successful and sales exceeded all expectations. The ground-breaking cleaning system has been featured on the Ellen DeGeneres Show as well as HGTV's "I Want That!" Additionally, it was one of only eight new products to win the Good Housekeeping "Good Buy" award in 2006 recognizing products for ingenuity, value and exceptional performance.