Loomo Robot Sidekick Ready to Roll

Loomo Robot sidekick and transporter can act as an avatar for the user.
Image Credit: Segway Robotics

The Loomo robot sidekick and mini-personal transporter made its first public debut at CES 2017 and we shared it with you in the {DeviceDiary} ahead of the next public showing at CES 2018 (High Tech Treats in {Device Diary} Vol. 12, the Architechnologist, December 18, 2017). The response to the amazing device in Las Vegas made it one of the media darlings of the show.

Segway Robotics is bringing the Loomo to the public today through a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo here (direct link). The first units will be available by pre-order with limited early bird pricing starting at $1299. The basic pack will include one Loomo, an AC/DC adapter, an extended air tap, and a USB 3.0 Type-C cable — Loomo is scheduled to begin shipping to backers in May 2018.

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Loomo will launch with a core set of features:

  • Users will be able to ride Loomo as a self-balancing mini-transporter, offering a smooth ride across most terrain types, with speeds of up to 11 MPH, and the capacity to cover 22 miles on a single charge.

    Loomo Robot sidekick and transporter will follow users autonomously.
    Image Credit: Segway Robotics

  • Loomo will autonomously follow users as a robot sidekick thanks to advanced computer vision, even shooting stabilized video on the fly.
  • Loomo will also be able to act as an avatar through the user’s smartphone as a remote control to access all of the capabilities – see, speak, interact, and explore as if you are Loomo.

More capabilities are planned and will be added through over-the-air (OTA) updates. A free Android-based SDK for professional developers and enthusiasts will be available for Loomo to build on top of the mobility + AI platform.

All this information and much more (including access to the Indiegogo campaign) is available at loomo.com.

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This post was last modified on March 6, 2018 11:13 pm

Michael Kaufman

Michael Kaufman draws on fifteen years of professional expertise as an Architect and a passion for cutting-edge technology to publish the Architechnologist – an online magazine dedicated to exploring the emerging technology that affects how we experience the world around us. Michael was recognized as one of the "Top Tech Writers To Watch In 2016" by Data2GoWireless. He also serves as a judge for the Innovations Design and Engineering Awards at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. He regularly participates in roundtables and speaking engagements as a thought-leader and influencer.

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