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jmiller
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Re: Segway robot
jmiller   10/27/2013 8:33:13 AM
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I can see it now. A seqway with monster struck wheels.  In all seriousness though, I thought I saw a segwa with tracks somewhere.  I have seen more and more development of tracks fro anything from tractors to trucks lately.

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Re: Segway robot
Elizabeth M   10/1/2013 10:14:31 AM
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The Segways have been good for that, jmiller, and now I think there will be more instances of applications of Segways in places where, as you mention, it's hard for people to walk. For things like fires and disaster-recovery--like the rubble of earthquakes--I think they can be adapted in very useful ways.

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Re: Segway robot
NadineJ   9/30/2013 10:15:25 PM
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@jmiller-Segway tours are very popular here in San Francisco.  It's almost adorable to see a group of 6-10 adults with bicycles helmets roaming through Golden Gate Park.  I've also seen many police officers use them at big events.

jmiller
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Re: Segway robot
jmiller   9/30/2013 8:34:07 PM
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In the central part of the U.S. where I am searching for missing children is usually done walking miles and miles.  I think the segway could be useful in helping people or robots go further and faster.

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Re: Segway robot
jmiller   9/30/2013 8:34:06 PM
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In the central part of the U.S. where I am searching for missing children is usually done walking miles and miles.  I think the segway could be useful in helping people or robots go further and faster.

jmiller
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Re: Segway robot
jmiller   9/30/2013 8:26:06 PM
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I like the idea of using them for walking tours. There are lots of people and lots of places where walking could be a challenge. I guess I'm surprised we don't see this more often.

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Re: Segway robot
Elizabeth M   8/1/2013 7:53:42 AM
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Good question, I will have to check on that, Cabe. I can't imagine it would take very long, as it would probably be quite dangerous for the robot to stay in the building for an extended period of time.

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Re: Segway robot
Cabe Atwell   7/31/2013 7:20:59 PM
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I agree with taimoortariq in regards of speed being a key factor in a fire where every second counts. My question is how long does it take to garner a complete image of a locations interior? 

Elizabeth M
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Re: Segway robot
Elizabeth M   7/30/2013 6:21:33 AM
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That's an interesting idea, jmiller. How do you think they could be used for this purpose? I would think that would be a very difficult thing to do.

Elizabeth M
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Re: Segway robot
Elizabeth M   7/30/2013 6:17:18 AM
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Yes, police on Segways are hardly intimidating, jmiller, I agree. I don't live in the U.S. anymore and I don't see anyone on Segways here in Europe, not even recreationally. When I lived in San Francisco there were Segway tours near the bay, but that's really the only place I've seen these machines being used. So I think adapting it for a good use robotically is a great idea.

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