Friday, October 07, 2005

Big News From Segway WowWee

Segway, maker of the revolutionary Human Transporter, was at RoboNexus promoting their Robotic Mobility Platform.
They also made a splash by announcing a development project with revolutionary robot designer WowWee, make of Robosapiens and Robosaurus.

Segway's Robotic Mobility Platform (RMP) incorporates their electric balancing wheels from the Human Transporter into a base for robot development. The full-sized RMP 200 shown here is a fully controllable platform with built-in dynamic balance control. It can carry up to 200 pounds at up to 10 miles per hour.

Segway's announcment though, was that it is not necessary for a robot designer to buy the integrated unit but that they will license the technology and partner on development of products using their "Segway Smart Motion" technology.
[Picture from - thanks guys]

Their first partner, WowWee, is renowned for their innovative robot and toy designs. Their new Robosapien V2 and Robosaurus were everywhere at this show. On Saturday there will be a Robosapien Hacking Contest.

Every participant at the show agreed that this combination of two such innovative labs is a sure bet for a totally unexpected and exciting new product in 2006.
This is one to watch.

Segway press release


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