Segways Ready to Roll at IIT? It's Academic

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Published: 18-Aug-2003

If Dennis Roberson has his way, someday the IIT campus will be teeming with Segways.

Roberson, vice provost for new initiatives at the Illinois Institute of Technology, sees the Segway Human Transporter as the device of the future.

On Sunday, IIT became the first "Segway-friendly" campus in the nation as it announced a partnership with the New Hampshire-based company that makes them. IIT students had a chance to try the two-wheeled, battery-powered devices at an orientation before classes start Thursday.

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