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Old 07-13-2008, 04:34 PM   #21
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I saw them in-use by airport security recently, I have no idea which airport (Cincinnati?). It sure looked like an efficient and sensible way to traverse a long concourse.


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Old 07-14-2008, 09:28 AM   #22
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I've seen them as an alternative to golf carts. They cost about the same to rent, but only transport a single golfer (and bag) rather than 2.

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I've seen Segways in use here and here over the past couple years, but they certainly haven't taken off as promised. As a matter of fact, for all my faith in the future the Jetson's promised me, the only major robotic-type advance I've seen that really panned out is the Rhoomba -

When we moved into our new house we decided to keep the dogs in just one section, on tile floors and away from the hardwoods and the sleeping areas. We were cleaning that section every day, then I bought a Rhoomba at Costco, just to try it out. We now have two, and they are a perfect addition to the ER lifestyle. They do a great job in our situation, and I can sit on the sofa and read a book while I'm vacuuming 2 rooms simultaneously!

My DW loves them, calls them the Goombas. The dogs ignore them completely. And evey day they suck up a tremendous amount of dog fur and other material. Even my daughter, who is fairly allergic to the pugs, says she breathes much easier now when she visits. I'm a fan.

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You can also rent them by the hour here, as a tourist thing. I've never seen them used any other way.

As far as replacing bike cops with them, that seems stupid to me. I've seen bike cops bike up and down stairs -- and chase down cars doing 30 mph. Seems unlikely a Segway would have that sort of versatility.
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I saw them in-use by airport security recently, I have no idea which airport (Cincinnati?). It sure looked like an efficient and sensible way to traverse a long concourse.
How fast/efficient/clumsy would Segways on a rolling walkway be?
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Old 07-14-2008, 11:47 AM   #26
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The Joliet, Il police had several Segway like vehicles in force at the Chicagoland Speedway for the Nascar race a few days ago. These had a third wheel though.

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