Segway enters the delivery robot space with Loomo Delivery

By Folake Dosu  |  January 9, 2019

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Segway-Ninebot, formed when Chinese tech company Ninebot acquired Segway in 2015, has its sights set on logistics and unveils its new “last mile transportation” devices at the renowned major tech trade show CES in Las Vegas this week.

VentureBeat reports that these eco-friendly vehicles, the Shared Scooter Model Max and the Loomo Delivery robot, are designed with urban lifestyles in mind and are slated to be on the market later this year. While Segway will power the Shared Scooter Model Max, Loomo Delivery will cater to neighborhoods.

Loomo Delivery is entering a competitive landscape for autonomous delivery solutions as tech companies vie for a slice of the U.S.’s multibillion-dollar delivery service pie. Segway Robotics has built this autonomous robot vehicle to tackle take-out orders, parcels, and more. 

Complete with an interactive screen interface and cloud management center, Loomo Delivery uses AI to make its way through busy, crowded places such as office buildings and shopping malls and is positioned as a reliable cost-saver.

Complete with an interactive screen interface and cloud management center, Loomo Delivery uses AI to make its way through busy, crowded places such as office buildings and shopping malls and is positioned as a reliable cost-saver. Other features include cloud-based service dispatch, real-time monitoring, elevator integration, and a real-time help service, says VentureBeat. 

Its algorithm-powered positioning enables Segway-Ninebot to detect up to centimeter-level positioning accuracy using only a monocular camera, at a fraction of the cost of core hardware compared to more traditional counterparts.

Meanwhile, the Shared Scooter Model Max is hoping to capitalize on the booming scooter-sharing industry while improving upon current issues with scooter maintenance due to overuse. The Shared Scooter Model Max’s design accounts for wear and tear by building for weather resistance, operator customization, and rider comfort, according to the outlet.

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