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Loomo in robot mode

Loomo is a Segway that doubles as a robot and a personal transporter. It's made by the company Ninebot which owns Segway.

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Loomo in scooter mode

In scooter mode, the Loomo is basically a Segway MiniPro.

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Loomo side view

The self-balancing scooter is much more robust and smooth to ride than a hoverboard.

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Loomo's head

With a push of the button atop the knee-rest, the Loomo transforms into a self-driving robot.

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Loomo's blue dot

On Loomo's "head" is a display with a friendly blue circle. The robot uses cameras and sensors to pay attention to you.

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Loomo's head sideview

On either side of the "head" are touch pads which act like a home button does on a phone.

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Loomo in robot mode top view

The "head" can rotate to follow you around.

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Loomo with Intel RealSense

It uses an Intel RealSense sensor -- the black strip on the bottom -- to detect faces and bodies. This enables the Loomo's most promising feature: follow mode. Basically the robot follows behind you like a puppy dog.

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Loomo RealSense sensor

The Loomo can take photos, record videos and talk.

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Loomo in action

It can reach speeds of up to 11 miles per hour.

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Loomo power button and charge port

On the bottom of its stem is a power button, battery indicator and charging port.

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Loomo headlight and sensors

In the middle from top-to-bottom is the circular ultrasonic sensor and a headlight. To the left and right of these are two infrared sensors.

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Loomo remote control

The Loomo can be controlled via a smartphone app. You can even type in words for the robot to speak.

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Loomo top view

For more about the Loomo check out our first look.

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