Cute robot porter
Gita is a prototype robot from Piaggio Fast Forward – part of the same group that makes Vespa scooters – that acts as your own personal porter. It stands 56cm tall, and is built to carry up to 18kg of supplies (that’s a lot of crisps) inside its circular shell.
The robot can operate in one of two modes. In autonomous mode, it navigates using GPS and onboard cameras; alternatively, you can strap on a camera- equipped belt and your trusty friend will follow you.
Sadly there’s no word yet as to when, or even if, the Gita prototype seen here will go into full- scale production. But still, it’d make Saturday’s supermarket trip a heck of a lot sweeter.