The main purpose of Gita's work is the transportation of household goods, such as purchases, sports equipment or products.
Boston-based startup Piaggio Fast Forward, backed by iconic scooter maker Vespa, is preparing to release its first product for the consumer market. Gita, first announced in 2017, is a cargo-carrying robot. This small device accompanies a person on the move, carrying up to 18 kg of things. Communication with the robot is provided thanks to a special wearable belt.
The main purpose of Gita is the transport of household goods such as toys, sports equipment or food, accompanied by a person. The new product, which will be released to the market on November 18, 2019, is an improved version of the first Gita robot.
The maximum speed of the device has been reduced from 35 km/h to approximately 10 km/h. Now, thanks to new sensors, the device does not orient itself in space, but follows the person in front. Having worked on privacy, the developers have deprived the new version of the robot of the ability to take photos and shoot videos, as well as monitor people behind.
Additionally, the ability to move on sidewalks and flat roads has been improved, while the Gita is still not recommended for use on rough terrain, as well as in snow or mud conditions. The company promises that the device will be able to cope with a slope of up to 16 degrees, but remains unable to move up the stairs. There is a dedicated app for controlling the robot, although its use remains optional. It allows you to lock the top lid of the luggage compartment, check the battery level of the robot and play music via bluetooth.
The Gita battery capacity allows you to use the device for four hours, while it takes two hours to fully charge the robot. Gita will be available in three colors - red, blue and gray. The weight of the device is about 22.5 kg, which should protect it from potential "theft". Experts agree that for now, at a price of $3250, the device remains too expensive to become a mass product.