February 24, 2017

Future of Supermarket Shopping with Gita

Just when you think you have seen it all, something new comes out to amaze you. We have noticed that robots now everywhere, but wait until you meet Gita, your one and only shopping companion.

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Gita (pronounced "jee-ta" and in Italian means a "short trip") from Piaggio Fast Forward, is an intelligent vehicle with a communicative personality. It learns and navigates indoors and out with the oversight and decision-making of humans. Gita is able to follow a human operator or move autonomously in a mapped environment.

Gita is 26 inches tall, has a cargo carrying capacity of 40 lbs, and a maximum speed of 22 mph. Gita is designed to travel at human speeds with human agility. Gita has a zero turning radius and is designed to accompany people at speeds from a crawl, to a walk, to a jog, to riding a bike. Instead of deciding to use an automobile or truck to transport 40 pounds worth of packages, Piaggio Fast Forward wants to help people walk, run, pedal and skate through life with the assistance of a family of vehicles like Gita.

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...

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