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Loomo in robot mode

Loomo in scooter mode

Loomo side view

Loomo's head

Loomo's blue dot

Loomo's head sideview

Loomo in robot mode top view

Loomo with Intel RealSense

Loomo RealSense sensor

Loomo in action

Loomo power button and charge port

Loomo headlight and sensors

Loomo remote control

Loomo top view

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

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

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

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

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The "head" can rotate to follow you around.

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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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The Loomo can take photos, record videos and talk.

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

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

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

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For more about the Loomo check out our first look.

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