Segway Robotic Platform
Humanoid robots like ASIMO are the holy grail, but bipedal motion is still complicated and expensive. The humanoid chassis will not be a commodity item for several years. In the meantime, a new robotic platform is emerging that is small, fast and inexpensive. As discussed in these articles, the platform is based on the Segway:The Segway platform has at least four big advantages right now.Imagine, for example, talking helper robots that "walk" with you to find items in Wal-Mart and Home Depot. Imagine armed security guard robots. Imagine robotic nurses. And so on.

[See also Bots, humans play together]

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