Segway to build personal robots with Intel, Xiaomi


Robotics Engineering

Scooter maker Segway announced a resolution for the new year Monday: The company plans to launch a personal robotics division in 2016, and intends to work with tech powerhouse Intel and Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi to do so.

The Bedford company was acquired last year by a Chinese company, Ninebot, which makes standing scooters that look similar to Segway’s own flagship product. At the time, the companies disclosed $80 million in funding from Xiaomi and California venture firm Sequoia Capital.