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ahecht
10-15-2003, 03:13 PM
The Segway P series was officially announced (http://www.segway.com/aboutus/press_releases/pr_101503.html) today, and is now listed at Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0000AVB7N/ref%3Dnosim/segwayofficia-20/103-5311235-8766235). It will cost $3,995 ($500 less than the larger I series). Somehow, I expected it to be less.

Joe Matt
10-15-2003, 03:21 PM
I thought it would be around $3,250...

generalbrando
10-15-2003, 03:46 PM
YAAAAYY! I'm glad it's finally out, but I'm disappointed about the price. I was hoping it'd be closer to the old $2000 estimate. Oh well, some day I'll own one.

ahecht
10-15-2003, 04:12 PM
Heck, if it was $3,000, I would seriously consider buying one.

MattK
10-15-2003, 08:41 PM
For a extra $500 you can buy the I. I would take the I over the P any day. I would actualy take a "Alpha" over the I any day.

The alpha that I have ridden allows you to go "Full speed" even when only 2 rider-detection buttons are down, it has a much softer speed limiter and has a bit different color scheme.

generalbrando
10-15-2003, 09:08 PM
I'm missing something (maybe a brain). What's the "alpha"? I'm guessing it's not one of the Segway line because I've never seen it on their website. I'm clueless.

MattK
10-16-2003, 05:19 AM
Originally posted by generalbrando
I'm missing something (maybe a brain). What's the "alpha"? I'm guessing it's not one of the Segway line because I've never seen it on their website. I'm clueless.

The alpha is simply a "test version" of the segway.

If you remeber when the segway was on GMA, all those where alpha and beta models... and well Dean was on his P.

Although, Dean has gotten a new P... a production model

generalbrando
10-16-2003, 08:38 AM
Oh, Cool. Thanks for clearing that up.

dlavery
10-16-2003, 01:35 PM
I like the RMP model the best.

-dave

Jeff Waegelin
10-16-2003, 01:41 PM
Originally posted by dlavery
I like the RMP model the best.

-dave

RMP model?

dlavery
10-18-2003, 07:59 PM
Originally posted by Jeff Waegelin
RMP model?

Ask me again in about a month... :D

-dave

Jeff Waegelin
10-18-2003, 08:06 PM
Originally posted by dlavery
Ask me again in about a month... :D

-dave

Ooooh.... a seeeeecret :p

generalbrando
10-18-2003, 08:11 PM
Ok, so maybe se can guess. P seems to mean pedestrian. Maybe RMP is Road Master Pro. It's gonna be 3x faster with antilock brakes and a CD player. Then those people who complained about the P model can truly say "SUV of the sidewalk." :)

dlavery
11-14-2003, 11:03 PM
OK, it has been about a month. The "RMP" is the "Robot Mobility Platform" model. There are only 15 of them. DARPA is currently sponsoring a program to examine the use of a modified Segway, and the RMP models have been developed for use by the project teams. The robots being developed by the project can tap directly into the Segway control system, and allow the robot to "drive" the Segway by directly providing control signals (i.e. the robot doesn't have to "lean forward" to make the Segway move). The most advanced (so far) is the "Segwanaut" (an upgrade of the Robonaut Project (http://vesuvius.jsc.nasa.gov/er_er/html/robonaut/robonaut.html)) shown below, that was recently demonstrated at several locations in Washington, DC. You can read more about it here (http://vesuvius.jsc.nasa.gov/er_er/html/robonaut/status/Sep_Robonaut_Status_03.htm).

http://vesuvius.jsc.nasa.gov/er_er/html/robonaut/status/Sep_Robonaut_Status_03_files/image020.jpg

-dave

generalbrando
11-15-2003, 12:30 AM
So have they figured out how to allow the brain to send signals directly into the program so I don't have to lean forward or twist the handle? If so, let me know and I'll saw my legs off! (BU wants them anyway) :)

Cool stuff. Reminds me of old cartoons, except this is real!

MattK
11-15-2003, 08:42 AM
So these RMP are provided by segway, or does a 3rd party buy the segways and convert them?

Wetzel
11-15-2003, 10:09 AM
Originally posted by MattK
So these RMP are provided by segway, or does a 3rd party buy the segways and convert them?

http://vesuvius.jsc.nasa.gov/er_er/html/robonaut/status/Sep_Robonaut_Status_03.htm

I think there is only one. NASA has a project to create a robot with the same range of motion of a astronaut in a spacesuit, and they stuck it on a segway. And it works.

It was in DC at NASA HQ recently. So cool.


Wetzel

dez250
08-25-2004, 11:44 AM
OK so many people have had questions about the RMP and doesn't exactly understand what the Segway RMP is, so here is a link to the official Segway RMP website.

Segway RMP (http://www.segway.com/segway/rmp/)

Now only if that was only in the Kit of Parts...

(sorry for reviving an older topic)

Jeff Rodriguez
08-25-2004, 08:51 PM
So I never have to leave the couch?

mtaman02
08-25-2004, 09:17 PM
I want to get a segway so badly now =(