MathWorks Rides Segway Human Transporter to American Controls Show

5/28/2003 - The MathWorks announced it will feature use of its tools by Segway LLC during the 2003 American Controls Conference, from June 4-6, 2003 in Denver, Colo. On Thursday, June 5, Segway LLC will host a continual series of demonstrations of the SegwayTM Human Transporter (HT) at The MathWorks exhibit booth. Segway LLC employed The MathWorks tools to develop its unique self-balancing personal transportation device from conceptual designs to completed product.

MathWorks products were integral to the design process for developing the Segway Human Transporter (HT), a self-balancing, personal transportation device that's designed to operate in any pedestrian environment.

The Segway HT is the first electric powered transportation machine with self-balancing capabilities. At the core of the Segway HT's dynamic stabilization technology is its inertial balancing system, which was thoroughly modeled and verified using The MathWorks flagship software, MATLAB® and Simulink®. Conference attendees are invited to The MathWorks booth on June 5 during exhibit hours from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to meet a Segway LLC representative and receive an introduction to the Segway HT.

The 2003 American Controls Conference is geared toward professionals in the control, automation, and related areas from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), Association of Iron and Steel Engineers (AISE), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the International Society for Measurement and Control (ISA), and the Society for Computer Simulation (SCS). For additional information on the conference and exhibit hours, please visit

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About The MathWorks
The MathWorks is the world's leading developer of technical computing software for engineers and scientists in industry, government, and education. With an extensive product set based on MATLAB and Simulink, The MathWorks provides software and services to solve challenging problems and accelerate innovation in automotive, aerospace, communications, financial services, biotechnology, electronics, instrumentation, process, and other industries.

The MathWorks was founded in 1984 and employs more than 1,000 people worldwide, with headquarters in Natick, Massachusetts. For additional information, visit

About Segway
Segway LLC is a Manchester, NH, based business founded by renowned inventor and entrepreneur Dean Kamen to provide a solution to short-distance travel. The Company has created the SegwayTM Human Transporter (HT), the first self-balancing, electric-powered transporter designed to enhance the productivity of people by increasing the distance they can travel and the amount they can carry. Segway is funded by: Credit Suisse First Boston Private Equity, one of the largest managers of alternative assets in the world, through Credit Suisse First Boston Equity Partners, L.P. and associated funds; Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, the leading venture capital firm helping entrepreneurs build sustainable technology businesses; and individual investors. For additional information about Segway, please visit Press releases and digital images are available at Segway's press center at

MATLAB, Simulink, Stateflow, Handle Graphics, and Real-Time Workshop are registered trademarks, and TargetBox is a trademark of The MathWorks, Inc.

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