The INDIEGOGO campaign is over
They won a lot of money, really big money,
Buyers and donors have been very generous with Ninebot's Segway (robotics)
$1,191,226 USD Total funds raised !
🤣🤣Extension Kit cost only $49 ($29 indigogo buyers + $20 shipping)
Extension Kit (Loomo Hardware Extension Bay) is :
"Loomo Hardware Extension Bay
Accessory - Loomo Hardare Extension Bay ($29 Indiegogo-Only Deal plus $20 Shipping). With the accessory, you can: 1) Expand your Loomo with a standard Android 5.1 powered USB 2.0 port and 2) Leverage a 24-volt power supply (1A limit). Shipping to US, CAN, UK, and EU select countries (please see FAQ for full list of countries). VAT not included."
$29 ! and he does not offer it to their $1,191,226 USD contributors !
It's amazing, the price of LOOMO is very expensive, the Indiegogo campaign brought them a great publicity, their competition to win a Loomo allowed a great visibility via social networks.
$29....23.87338 EUR (usb conector)
by putting it in the Loomo package they would have lowered their carbon footprint environmental impact....(kg CO2)...
The LOOMO firmware has been made available to developers since last JUNE
I have not found any new FCC documents on the FCC LOOMO model validated last July.
which means that no technical improvements have been made since July
Like ANKI's COZMO American robot, LOOMO is particularly intended for a coding-sensitive & geek audience, but i rather prefer Cozmo 😏....
In official FCC documents, LOOMO is black and MINI PLUS is white
The opposite would have been better (white and blue metal for Loomo like R2D2) and black for the Mini PLUS because it is off road
The design of the Mini PLUS is really beautiful, it's a success, I'm not talking about problems related to firmware or used materials
I think that Xiaomi / Segway / Ninebot's choices are very much influenced by cultural factors & roots but also by Western ideals (APPLE sacred by Ninebot engineers)
100 million US dollars were injected by Ninebot in October 2017 "to increase its investment in the field of robotics and smart short transportation to further improve the company's global business development and layout"
Today they closed an INDIEGOGO Crowdfunding project, and they obtained $ $1,191,226 USD raised by 1000 contributors , it's incredible !
They are very strong, they did not need that money, it's just the typical funding for a communication campaign.
In fact, this communication campaign, it is not Ninebot who paid but his customers but who bought?
engineers, developers, businesses, shops, some individuals, segway associates, segway employees? Official resellers?
But they will never sell the LOOMO at $ 1799, I can not believe it (it's the price of a NINEBOT ONE Z10)
As I can not believe that SEGWAY ROBOTICS sold LOOMO for enterprises at $ 5999 !
Cozmo really rocks...not sure Loomo will be more funny
Source : http://segwayrobotics.com/specs
On 6 March, Segway Robotics launched LOOMO presale on a crowdfunding site Indiegogo.
This is quite amazing considering that Ninebot had injected a $ 100 million capital into its R & D.
There were 20 pre-sales at $ 999/805 euros
Then a hundred to $ 1299, yet another for 50 buyers at $ 1399 / 1128euros and the final price will be $ 1799 / 1450euros
Delivery is scheduled for next May.
Loomo is equipped with moisture sensors on its fenders, its artificial intelligence analyzes the composition of the mud.
You will hear him speaking according to these parameters by:
"Who is the idiot who laid me a rotten design for my fenders!" 🤬🤬🤬😡😡😡😠😠😠
Mini & Mini PLUS (and some Mini PRO, those with rounded fenders): the same problem with fenders.
LOOMO is lucky, it does not rain in NEVADA.
Owl ! It's raining all week !
CES 2018 Official Loomo brochure
thanks @houseofjob EUC member
complete topic and pdf brochure here http://forum.electricunicycle.org/topic/9292-segway-ninebot-product-brochure-ces-2018-includes-the-one-z/
The Apple symbol is very important to Ninebot engineers, Apple and Steve Jobs helped to inspire them. It is possible that Loomo will come out for the anniversary of Steve Jobs (February 24th)
LOOMO Consumer Edition just released yesterday at CES 2018 in Vegas (yeaaaaa)
For now no price has been announced, the Academy & Business version is $ 5999, this consumer version is announced for sale in the year 2018.
The data sheet on the Segway side is the same as the Mini PLUS, to which we add a tablet and some artificial intelligence (like if it comes out the garbage you will hear it yell ... also if it comes back full of mud thanks to the super design of the fenders of Ninebot)
" Unlike other consumer robots that are typically smaller and can only operate on flat surfaces at home, Loomo is designed to handle all types of terrain including grass and bumpy road surfaces. As such, Loomo can be used both indoors and outdoors and is the most versatile robot companion for you to take on adventures. Ride Loomo to the park, where it’ll recognize you and your friends and follow you autonomously. Gesture to Loomo and have it take a picture of your picnic party, before making everyone laugh with its wit and personality. Loomo will be your very own personal robot companion.
With enhanced computer vision, depth sensing and other AI-driven capabilities, Loomo has the ability to recognize items such as objects, faces, and voice, enabling it to seamlessly interact with its user and the environment. And this is only the beginning. New features will be pushed out every month after launch, so that your robot companion will continue to get smarter over time. Its Android-based platform allows 3rd party developers to build exciting new features based on Loomo’s mobility and AI foundation. Our robust community has already attracted top developers such as Intel, BMW, and Stibo Accelerator, and it is open to anyone interested in helping to bring Loomo’s future features to life.
Segway Robotics has also been working closely with enterprise partners, leveraging Loomo Go – a hardware extension of the existing Loomo platform where the robot pulls along a delivery box – to help solve the last mile delivery problem. Initial pilots indicate positive results, achieving efficiency and cost savings for companies while also improving the end consumer’s experience. Use cases for Loomo enterprise are not limited to delivery however, but also include surveillance, security, retail, medical treatment, and a whole range of other commercial applications.
Li Pu, President of Segway Robotics, comments: “In 2017 we experienced a giant leap forward in terms of AI and are excited by the endless possibilities that Loomo developers have shown us. There is a strong demand for robot products given the increasing alignment in technology, functionality, reliability, and price. We feel that this adoption will pick up further in 2018, with robotics applications becoming popular in various industries and everyday life. The consumer edition of Loomo will be available for purchase in the weeks following CES. Lots more to come!”
SOURCE: from "Segway Robot SDK Jump Start Tutorial"
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