Segway Robotics continues to redefine personal transportation with built-in Artificial Intelligence

Segway Robotics continues to redefine personal transportation with built-in Artificial Intelligence

Pioneers of self-balance transportation introduces the world’s most versatile robot companion

Las Vegas, Nevada – January 8, 2018Segway Robotics, wholly owned subsidiary of Segway-Ninebot Group, today showcases Loomo Go, its autonomous delivery robot for the enterprise market, as well as the consumer edition of Loomo, a smart machine that toggles between a fully functional hoverboard and an intelligent robot companion. They can be found at LVCC, South Hall 2 booth 25625.
Unlike other consumer robots that are typically smaller and can only operate on flat surfaces at home, Loomo is designed to handle all types of terrain including grass and bumpy road surfaces. As such, Loomo can be used both indoors and outdoors and is the most versatile robot companion for you to take on adventures. Ride Loomo to the park, where it’ll recognize you and your friends and follow you autonomously. Gesture to Loomo and have it take a picture of your picnic party, before making everyone laugh with its wit and personality. Loomo will be your very own personal robot companion.
With enhanced computer vision, depth sensing and other AI-driven capabilities, Loomo has the ability to recognize items such as objects, faces, and voice, enabling it to seamlessly interact with its user and the environment. And this is only the beginning. New features will be pushed out every month after launch, so that your robot companion will continue to get smarter over time. Its Android-based platform allows 3rd party developers to build exciting new features based on Loomo’s mobility and AI foundation. Our robust community has already attracted top developers such as Intel, BMW, and Stibo Accelerator, and it is open to anyone interested in helping to bring Loomo’s future features to life.

Segway Robotics has also been working closely with enterprise partners, leveraging Loomo Go – a hardware extension of the existing Loomo platform where the robot pulls along a delivery box – to help solve the last mile delivery problem. Initial pilots indicate positive results, achieving efficiency and cost savings for companies while also improving the end consumer’s experience. Use cases for Loomo enterprise are not limited to delivery however, but also include surveillance, security, retail, medical treatment, and a whole range of other commercial applications.

Li Pu, President of Segway Robotics, comments: “In 2017 we experienced a giant leap forward in terms of AI and are excited by the endless possibilities that Loomo developers have shown us. There is a strong demand for robot products given the increasing alignment in technology, functionality, reliability, and price. We feel that this adoption will pick up further in 2018, with robotics applications becoming popular in various industries and everyday life. The consumer edition of Loomo will be available for purchase in the weeks following CES. Lots more to come!”

Loomo Technical Specifications:
Size 650mm height, 310mm length, 570mm width
Weight ~19kg (~42 lbs)
LCD Screen 4.3 inch, 480 * 800 pixels
HD Camera 1080p 30Hz streaming with 104 degrees FOV
3D Camera Intel RealSense ZR300 Camera for depth-sensing & motion tracking
Sensors Available Ultrasonic sensors, infrared distance sensors, touch sensors, encoders, IMUs
Processor Intel Atom Z8750, 4 cores 2.56GHz, x86-64
Operating System Customized system based on Android 5.1
Memory 4GB
Storage 64GB
Speed Limit 8km/h (4.3mph) in robot mode, 18km/h (11mph) in self-balancing vehicle mode
Typical Range ~30km (18 miles) per charge
Traversable Terrain Paved road and sidewalks, packed dirt, slopes < 15°, obstacles < 0.4 inch (1cm), gaps < 1.2 inch (3cm)
Mic Array 5 microphones enabling beamforming, voice localization and voice command recognition
Battery Capacity 329Wh
Waterproof IPX4                                                                                                     

Loomo can be found in the Segway booth #25625 in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center during CES 2018.

About Segway Robotics
Segway Robotics is a privately held company that focuses on developing and commercializing personal robots. Founded in 2015, it is fully owned by Segway-Ninebot Group, a Series C company that has notable backers including Xiaomi, Sequoia Capital, Shunwei Capital, Intel Capital, China Mobile Fund, and SDIC Fund Management Company.
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