We’re sure what when Segway created its personal transportation system that it envisioned a future in which we would all be getting around that way. Unfortunately that did not exactly pan out, but it hasn’t stopped them from trying. The company has since launched another device called Loomo.
Launched on Indiegogo, Loomo is billed as both a transportation device and a companion robot. In terms of the transportation mode, it acts almost like the hoverboards that were trending a couple of years ago. Users can move forwards, backwards, and make turns by using their knees to grip onto the center.
It will allow users to travel up to 22 miles on a single charge and has a top speed of 11 mph. However once they’ve gotten to where they are, they can pat the Loomo on its head and it will turn into a companion robot that will follow its user around. It can be used to take photos or even act as a security guard. It relies on Intel’s RealSense technology and can detect gestures that double up as commands.
Unfortunately the Loomo does not come cheap. Segway is asking for $1,700 for the device which means that for the average consumer, it’s not really something that they would easily spend their money on. However it is an interesting gadget and if you have the cash to splash, head on over to its Indiegogo page to help fund it.