Design-engine
Training Classes/Tutorials for Designers, Engineers, & 3D Professionals


Design Engine News

January 20th, 2016

A Segway Into The Future – Half Segway, Half Robot

We’ve seen “hoverboards,” we’ve seen Segways and we’ve seen robots – how about something that combines all three? Segway, in collaboration with Intel and Chinese robotics firm Ninebot, has developed a vehicle that can work similarly like the very popular, (although sometimes exploding) two-wheeled “hoverboards” but can also turn into a personal robot once you hop off of it.

The self-balancing “Segway Advanced Personal Robot,” as it’s officially named, doesn’t look much like a robot while it’s being ridden. Most of the robot parts fold away when the user is onboard the robot and it’s two-wheeled platform makes it look similar to that of a regular Segway – just a little bit shorter and not equipped with handle bars. Once the user hops off, it can turn into your own personal robot. The robot itself is powered by one of Intel’s Atom processors and can respond to voice commands and stream videos. Essentially, giving you eyes in rooms that you aren’t physically in.

Intel’s RealSense ZR300 camera helps the robot to see its surroundings clearly and avoid bumping into objects in your home. This also means the robot can follow you on command. The robot can also connect to other smart hardware to make monitoring your home even easier. Additionally, arms can be attached to the robot, while the “face” of the robot is simple – just two blinky little eyes on its screen.

Image via Segway

Image via Segway

Image via Segway

Image via Segway

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich trying out the Segway Robot.  Image via CNNMoney

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich trying out the Segway Robot.
Image via CNNMoney

 

Image via Segway

Image via Segway

Image via Segway

Image via Segway

Image via Segway

Image via Segway

Image via Segway

Image via Segway

Image via Segway

Image via Segway

The robot is open platform and a developer kit for the robot will be available later in 2016, eventually followed by a consumer version.

 

Article Written by Mila Medonaite for Design Engine, January 20, 2015





Design Engine Industrial Design Training Pro Engineer
 
 

 
Design for Additive Manufacturing with CREO

Creo Behavioral Modeling Extension Training: Level 17

Creo Behavioral Modeling Extension (BMX) Course Duration: 16 Hours Overview: PTC Creo’s Behavioral Modeling Extension or better described as artificial intelligence assist allows users to minimize iteration time by apply...
by Design Engine
0

 
 
Design for Additive Manufacturing with CREO

Creo Design for Additive Manufacturing: Level 19

Creo Design for Additive Manufacturing: Level 19 Course Duration: 16 Hours Overview: Is your organization ready to unleash the full potential of additive manufacturing? This is a two-day hands-on course on the design optimiz...
by Design Engine
0

 
 

Here are 5 of the Coolest Products on the Internet!

Here is a list of 5 of the coolest innovative products ranging from a headpiece that will improve your sleeping to a soccer ball that is able to track game statistics through a chip! UrgoNight Headband We live in a world that i...
by Greg Cali
0

 

 
Peoria Creo User Group

Peoria PTC Creo User Group — 2019

2019 Peoria Creo User Group  Sponsored by Design Engine and The Department of Mechanical Engineering, Bradley University. Registration provided by Continuing Education, Bradley University.  (Friday, May 3rd 2019) For ...
by Design Engine
0

 
 

The Importance of STEM Education

What is STEM? STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics and is a term that it used in order to group together these academic disciplines. The acronym was initially used in education to begin to acknowledg...
by Greg Cali
0

 



0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *