Scooter manufacturer Vespa has developed the Gita cargo robot capable of following the user everywhere and carrying up to 18 kg of cargo.
Vespa, a former scooter manufacturer, has opened a new subsidiary responsible for robotic development. The branch's first creation was Gita, a two-wheeled, self-balancing cargo robot that can carry up to 18 kg of load while constantly following the user.
The robot turned out to be quite large - 66 cm in height. At the same time, he has a zero turning radius and can move at a speed of 35 km / h, which will allow him to keep up even with a cyclist.
Cargo bay Gita / piaggiofastforward.com
For the system to function properly, the user must wear a white camera belt. Using SLAM (Simultaneous Navigation and Mapping) technology, this system creates a 3D map of the user's environment, and a stereo camera mounted on the Gita robot determines the most suitable route and tracks the user's belt. It is worth noting that if the robot has lost sight of the user, this will not lead to him stopping, because he can always find the owner, remembering his last location.
In addition, the robot can use a map of the area built during past walks, which helps it to better navigate in familiar places, as well as autonomously travel along user-built routes.
Gita / piaggiofastforward.com
The battery of the Gita robot is charged for 3 hours and allows the robot to work for about 8 hours at a speed of 5 km / h.
The official announcement of new items from the Vespa company should take place at an event that will be held in Boston on February 2.