Cute ro­bot porter

Focus-Science and Technology - - Innovations -

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.

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