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Campus Police Are on a Roll

It may not be faster than a speeding bullet, but it has enough horsepower to make traveling around the 80-acre WPI campus a breeze. Last fall, WPI became the first university in the world to employ Segway Human Transporters. Campus police officers use two HTs, to rev up routine patrols (the Segway travels six to eight miles per hour, about twice the speed of walking) and as an ice-breaker between students and officers. The Office of Admissions uses a third Segway HT during campus tours, college nights and open houses. Inventor Dean Kamen '73 created the Segway to help alleviate congestion and pollution, especially in the world's cities.

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