Piaggo, the manufacturer of Vespa, created a cargo robot that runs as fast as a bicycle and saves you from using scooters to carry your belongings for abrupt trips. Gita, pronounced as “jee-ta” which means “short trip” in Italian, is the first project from the creative offshoot of the firm, The Piaggo Fast Forward.
Gita is a big round blue orb-shaped cargo bot with two wheels attached. It is not designed to transport humans but to follow its human operator or moves autonomously in a plotted environment. Measuring 66 cm tall, it can haul up to 18 kg (around 40 pounds) of supplies and reach up to a top speed of 22 mph, fast enough to keep up a fast walker human or on a bike. Featuring an obstacle-avoidance technology, to guarantee a bump-free ride and a lockable lid of its compartment.
This battery-powered cargo bot is always ready to lend a helping hand when you’ve taken too much to carry. Fast Forward aims to develop products like Gita that enhance and extend human capabilities focusing on displacing labor and optimizing task. Gita is set to launch on Piaggo Fast Forward’s headquarters in Boston.