Morin gives credit for his inspiration to continue the project to a retired engineer and old family friend, the late Bill Margolin. “He had a way of dissecting problems, and during the months before he passed away, we talked about the concept for MarkSetBot. He was fragile, but he still loved to solve problems, so I brought a prototype to the hospital one day. He suggested that I ditch the preliminary prototype and create a way to provide thrust via a propeller on a pivot. At the time, I thought he was crazy, but several weeks later, I saw a GPS-based trolling motor and I knew that was the way to go."