Knightscope Selects Segway’s RMP220 as a Base Platform for its K5 Autonomous Data Machine to Predict and Prevent Crime
Knightscope recently announced it is developing technology to predict and prevent crime utilizing autonomous robots and predictive analytics. Crime has a $1 trillion negative economic impact on the US each year, and it is Knightscope’s mission to cut that in half with its new K5 Autonomous Data Machine.
Knightscope’s K5 is built on the Segway RMP220, a powerful and highly maneuverable two-wheeled dynamically stable platform, which allows for obstacle avoidance, path planning and human-robot interaction. The RMP220 can travel up to 10 mph, is industrial grade, has a zero turning radius and offers a human-height point of view to provide a commanding physical presence and to fully leverage the K5’s extensive sensor payload.
Each K5 features an integrated operating system that guides the unit autonomously through defined boundaries enabling it to collect real-time data from the unit’s immediate surroundings.
The K5 accommodates a wide range of sensor options including nighttime and daytime omnidirectional cameras, ambient noise microphones, optical character recognition, thermal imaging, air quality, ultrasonic, lasers and more. Data collected through these sensors is processed through Knightscope’s predictive analytics engine, combined with existing business, government and social data sets, and subsequently assigned a threat level that determines when an alert should be pushed.
“Knightscope chose Segway’s RMP220 as the base for its crime fighting robots to enable easy scaling of our K5 Autonomous Data Machines as well as to support our fast go-to-market strategy,” said Arne Stoschek, Vice President of Engineering, Knightscope. “Additional factors in our decision to implement the RMP220 included its outstanding maneuverability, extended battery life and long-term durability.”
Knightscope will revolutionize safety by crowd sourcing security. By making data streams public upon any alert and allowing the community to engage and contribute in the process, Knightscope maintains transparency and strengthens the ability to reduce crime.
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Segway to Showcase a New Vision for its x2 Personal Transporter (PT) at AIMExpo 2013 in Orlando, Florida
Powersports Dealers are Invited to Learn More About Adding the x2 to the Product Portfolio They Currently Carry
This is AIMExpo’s (American International Motorcycle) inaugural year and Segway will be exhibiting in Booth #461! The expo is North America’s first combined consumer, trade and media event and is being held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida from Wednesday, October 16 – Sunday, October 20.
Segway will be attending AIMExpo to tell the story of its strategic foray into the powersports market. We’ll be showcasing the Segway x2, our off-road model, and pitching powersports dealers on the advantages of adding it to the product portfolio they currently carry.
If you plan to attend, please stop by Booth #461 for a 15-minute presentation, which will be made by Segway’s President, Rod Keller, Thursday, October 17 at 2:45pm. We look forward to seeing you!
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Vena to Lead Marketing Function of the World’s Leading Provider of Electric Personal Transportation
Today, Segway announced it has named Mark Vena as Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Vena will oversee Segway’s corporate marketing function to maximize the Company’s brand awareness, technology innovation reputation and leading position in the market. He will specifically focus on:
“I’m excited to welcome Mark to the Segway team as our new Chief Marketing Officer. His business, marketing and management expertise in the highly competitive personal computer technology space will be a tremendous asset,” said Rod Keller, President, Segway. “Mark will play a vital role in building the Company’s product roadmap, assisting with the execution of our channel strategy and creating compelling corporate messaging.”
“This is a unique opportunity for me to play a key role in several important areas that will directly contribute to Segway’s expansion and continued success,” said Vena. “I’m particularly looking forward to launching Segway’s new three-wheel product, which will ship in Q1 2014.”
Prior to joining Segway, Vena was Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Human Interface Systems Division at Synaptics where he managed the market leading TouchPad business. He has also held executive roles at Epson, Compaq, Dell and Alienware. Vena holds a Bachelor’s Degree in History from Boston College.
For more than 100 years O’Reilly Rainforest Retreat, which is family owned and located in World Heritage Lamington National Park on Australia’s Gold Coast, has been host to tourists interested in exploring a spectacular natural setting. It is also home to Segway Safari Tours, which is operated by O’Reilly’s and was the first exclusive Authorized Segway x2 Personal Transporter (PT) Tour to open in Australia.
In 2007, the retreat launched the Segway x2 PT Tour to allow visitors to navigate its 800 hectares or nearly 2,000 acres of private land, which is completely surrounded by the National Park. Visitors now had the opportunity to take in the breathtaking sights of the vast retreat in a green, efficient, comfortable, safe and fun new way. Six years later, the tour continues to evolve and draw visitors from across Australia and the world.
Segway’s x2 model enables riders to enjoy the road less traveled. It is rugged, tough and travels up to 19 kilometers/12 miles off-road on a single charge. Trained riders can traverse a wide variety of challenging terrain including dirt, gravel, grass and sand because the x2 features a wider track to maximize stability as well as higher clearance and deeply treaded, low pressure tires to help ensure a safer experience.
Segway Safari Tours’ fleet includes 20 Segway x2 units and offers tours 7 days a week, 3 times daily. It’s an experience that covers 5 kilometers or 3+ miles. Riders will glide through the rainforest, by a historic dairy farm, through a creek and across a Eucalypt forest. The tour also features stops at the magnificent Moran’s Falls waterfall and the edge of the Great Dividing Mountain Range.
“The Segway x2 was a natural fit for the retreat because it is a quiet, environmentally friendly transportation alternative that almost anyone can be trained to ride,” said Brett Walton, Manager Director of Segway Queensland and Owner of Segway Safari Tours. “In addition, we can accommodate large groups and team building excursions – and in the near future we expect to add evening tours and adventure experiences to our offerings.”
For more information on Segway Safari Tours at O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat or to make a reservation, please click here or call +61 7 5502 4911. To learn more about Segway, its PT models and more, please visit www.segway.com. You may also contact our local Authorized Distributor, Segway Queensland here or by phone at: +61 7 5535 0832.
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