The Gitamini robot will follow the owner wherever he goes
In October, the Boston company Piaggio Fast Forward (PFF) will present the Gitamini robotic backpack, which is an improved version of the Gita automated forklift truck created two years ago.
It turned out that the main advantages of the Gita – an impressive volume of 32.7 liters, a “load capacity” of more than 18 kg and a movement speed of about 10 km/h played a cruel joke with it: the Gita became an obstacle for pedestrians on the sidewalks during rush hours.
As a result of “error correction”, the Gitamini has become much more compact – the volume is 16.2 liters, its own weight is 12.7 kg, and the weight of the transported cargo has decreased to 9 kg. The developers compensated for the decrease in characteristics by adding external handles to the product so that it could be carried over obstacles.The Gitamini is designed for a range of 35 km, which corresponds to six hours of driving on a single charge. The robot will be equipped with advanced optics and a machine vision system.
It is enough to press a special built-in button, as Gitamini literally turns into a devoted “dog” who will obediently follow his master by analyzing visual and radar signals, which also does not require a connection to GPS, cellular and wireless communications.
The mobile carrier will be equipped with “software for observing pedestrian etiquette”. Thanks to it, the robot will follow its owner at a safe distance and speed, without creating problems for oncoming pedestrians. The wheels of the device have an independent power supply, which gives it the ability to make turns with a zero radius, like a tank. At the same time, the third engine is responsible for maintaining balance during acceleration and braking.
The Gitamini goes on sale in mid-October at a price of $ 1,850. At the same time, the larger version of Gita will fall in price to $ 2,950.