Thanks to Segway's Personal Transporter or PT (formerly called the Human Transporter), being a highly advanced bipedal primate has gotten a lot easier! Similar in appearance to an old-fashioned lawnmower, the battery-powered PT is anything but old-fashioned. Using computer processors that mimic human equilibrium, the PT moves forward when the standing rider leans forward; a backward lean sends the PT in reverse. The PT has a range of 24 miles on a single charge. It is designed for congested urban areas and various commercial uses, as well as policing. Segway's Robotic Mobility Platform (RMP) is used for tasks requiring robotic applications. Inventor Dean Kamen founded the company in 1999.