Segway Inc. of New Hampshire, USA, has manufactured a two-wheeled, self-balancing electric vehicle, the Segway self-balancing transporter has been invented by Dean Kamen. These personal transporters had success in niche markets such as transportation for police departments, military bases, warehouses, corporate campuses and industrial sites.
The robot fits on the new Ninebot Segway base released when Ninebot bought the company in April. This base is self-balancing just like the old scooter’s and it allows the little robot to scoot around with reckless abandon.
The robot is a joint partnership between Intel and Ninebot. A developer version will launch in 2016 followed by a commercial version.
How to Operate Segway:
Black Key: for beginners. Lowest speed (electronically limited to no more than 6 mph); lower turning rate.
Yellow Key: for intermediate users and/or pavements. Higher speed is up to 8 mph (13 km/h); higher turning rate.
Red Key: for more advanced users in open areas. Maximum speed is up to 10 mph (16 km/h) on p-Series and 12.5 mph (20.1 km/h) on an i-Series; and maximum turning rate.
Segway i167: Titanium color base. One of the first three Segway HTs released.
Segway e167: The same as the i167, but with the Electronic Kickstand (allowing the HT to stay balanced without a rider). The e167 also came standard with the upper and lower cargo structures.
Segway p133: Human Transporter. Smaller platform and wheels and less powerful motors than the i and e-Series. Top speed was 4.5 m/s(10 mph, 16 km/h) in the p-Series.
Segway i170: Midnight Blue color base. Otherwise, the same as the i167.
Segway i180: Available with a Sport Red, Solar Yellow, and Midnight Blue colored fenders. Lithium-ion batteries.
Segway XT: The first Segway HT designed specifically for recreation.
i2 series: The first on-road Segway PT with LeanSteer.
x2 series: The first off-road Segway PT with LeanSteer.
Connect the miniPRO with your mobile device to the app (via Bluetooth) to access many features such as unmanned operation, anti-theft alarm, speed control, customizable lights, vehicle diagnostics, and firmware updates.