Segway Robotics, a wholly owned subsidiary of Segway-Ninebot Group, has showcased Loomo Go, its autonomous delivery robot for the enterprise market.
It also demonstrated the consumer edition of Loomo, a smart machine that toggles between a fully functional hoverboard and an intelligent robot companion.
The company made the presentations at the recent Consumer Electronics Show, held earlier this month.
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, says: “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.”