Amidst the hoverboard craze which seemed to dominate headlines this year, Segway, the company that pioneered the personal scooter phenomenon, has teamed up with Intel and Xiaomi to bring an advanced personal robot to market. Relying on much of the same technology that propels Segway's version of the motorized scooter, the project, unveiled at CES 2016, is as much a rideable device as it is a robot capable of responding to commands.

A built-in RealSense RGB-D camera allows the robot to recognize objects and alter its path accordingly, never straying too far from its directive. Additionally, it's equipped with Wi-Fi that enables it to connect to a range of devices, letting users issue voice commands or program it to record video.

The Advanced Personal Robot is expected to go into production by early 2017.

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