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Intelligent robot companion that doubles as a hoverboard

09 March 2018

Segway Robotics’ Loomo is an autonomous delivery robot and a machine that toggles between a hoverboard and an intelligent robot companion.

Loomo (Credit: Segway Robotics)
Loomo (Credit: Segway Robotics)

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 recognise 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 recognise items such as objects, faces, and voice, enabling it to seamlessly interact with its user and the environment. 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 new features based on Loomo's mobility and AI foundation. The 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.” 

Video courtesy of Loomo Segway Robotics

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