Piaggio Gita Is Your New Robot Friend That Carries Your Stuff Around
Piaggio Gita is your new robot friend that carries your stuff around and follows you everywhere you go.
Grocery shopping never looked so futuristic and so easy, thanks to Piaggio Gita, a cute robot that follows you around and carries your stuff.
The era of computers is coming, hope that is different than what Avengers: Age of Ultron predicted!
This cute little robot is here to help you, unlike Ultron who was there to destroy us and wipe out the entire human race of the Earth.
Called Gita, this bright orb-shaped cargo bot with wheels is going to carry all those heavy groceries for you.
Piaggio says that the robot has the same “braking, balancing and vehicle dynamics that you would expect of a high-performance motorcycle”, which can sound a bit dubious, but you must believe it.
Why? Because Gita has a top speed of 22 miles per hour, and it can supposedly either follow you around or navigate on its own.
According to Piaggio’s robotics division, Gita is going to be less about making deliveries and more about making jobs that require a lot of equipment.
It is exactly what we needed in a world that’s always moving and evolving!
Did you know that Piaggio is the same company behind the Vespa scooter? Gita is actually their first product launched by Piaggio Fast Forward, the Piaggio Group’s innovation arm, led by American architect and designer Greg Lynn as chief creative officer.
You worry that you put too many groceries inside? No problem, because a lid in its top flips to reveal a storage bucket for cargo.
The electrically powered droid is also capable of operating autonomously in a mapped environment, so it can perform deliveries and pick-ups on its own.
With a carrying capacity of 18 kilograms and a height of 66 centimetres, Gita is designed to operate on a human scale.
“We are developing products that augment and extend human capabilities, instead of simply seeking to replace them,” said Piaggio Fast Forward CEO Jeffrey Schnapp.
“Think about how much more freely you would be able to move from one point to another if lugging cumbersome items was removed from the equation.”
“The transportation and robotics industries tend to focus on optimising tasks and displacing labor.”
Pronounced “jee-ta” and meaning “short trip” in Italian, Gita is described as having “a communicative personality” and the ability to learn. It can navigate both indoors and outdoors.
They plan to test the product in a number of business environments, with an eye toward future consumer applications.
Would you want to have a robot to follow you around and to carry your heavy bags for you?