Piaggio Fast Forward Launches Chic Version of Personal Robot

Piaggio gitamini 400x275

October 25, 2022

Piaggio Fast Forward (PFF), which develops following technology for mobile robots, has announced the launch of the newest member of its Gita robot family. The first all-black limited edition of the gitamini is aimed at healthy living enthusiasts, fashion and accessories lovers, environmentally conscious individuals, technology adopters and those with “pedestrian-first” lifestyles.

PFF said the limited edition version in Shadow Black operates with the same pedestrian etiquette as the company’s other consumer robots, but is the first gitamini to have a built-in Bluetooth speaker that owners can use to stream music through the mygita app to enhance the “life-on-foot experience.” 

The gitamini is a cargo-carrying, “following robot” that lets users walk further and more often, rather than driving. The 28-lb robot includes a zero turning radius and includes easy-to-lift exterior hand holds. WIth a combination of cameras and radar technologies, the robot can see its surroundings and pair with users through the tap of a button, braking automatically when needed and adjusting its speed to keep pace with its owner. The robot stands and self-balances and can keep a following pace of up to 6 mph for up to 21 miles on a single charge, while carrying up to 20 lbs of gear (a capacity of 1,000 cubic inches).

The limited edition version includes matching black body panels and wheels, with cool gray features including the bin and logo, LED accent lighting and custom sounds designed by the Berklee College of Music, the company said.

“This holiday was the perfect opportunity to create an exclusive colorway for the best-selling gitamini robot,” said Greg Lynn, CEO of PFF. “We designed it with a blacked out body and wheels accentuated by the contrasting cool gray interior to provide its user the ability to easily locate belongings inside the bin. We also give this gitamini a Bluetooth speaker so walking enthusiasts have a more elevated experience as they enjoy even more of their life on foot. With most walking trips being a mile or less, gitamini makes those 2,000 steps easier, more fun and now eye-catching.”

The limited edition is available on a first-come, first-served basis, with a starting retail price of $2,175. For more details on the robot, visit the PFF website here.


Robotics World News

  • Rapid Robotics Partners with Yaskawa Motoman to Expand Solutions for Industrial Robotic Arms

    Rapid Robotics Partners with Yaskawa Motoman to Expand Solutions for Industrial Robotic Arms

    Rapid Robotics announced a partnership with Yaskawa America, Inc., Motoman Robotics division, to bring industrial capabilities to Rapid Robotics’ Rapid Machine Operator (RMO). The company is now integrated with the entire Yaskawa robotics portfolio, and can deliver more speed, higher payload and increased performance to a greater number of North American manufacturers. “A trusted name… Read More…

  • DroneBase Secures $55 Million to Launch Next Stage Advanced Inspection under New Brand Zeitview

    DroneBase Secures $55 Million to Launch Next Stage Advanced Inspection under New Brand Zeitview

    DroneBase has secured $55 million in investment and rebranded as Zeitview. Led by Valor Equity Partners, an investment firm backing technology companies, the round was followed by existing investors Union Square Ventures, Upfront Ventures, Euclidean Capital, Energy Transition Ventures, and Hearst Ventures. The new funding will support the company’s AI-enabled software inspection solutions. Zeitview inspection professionals use rotary wing drones, crewed… Read More…


Products for Robots & Cobots

  • Digi-Key Electronics Adds 550+ New Suppliers and 75K SKUs in 2022

    Digi-Key Electronics Adds 550+ New Suppliers and 75K SKUs in 2022

    Digi-Key Electronics, which offers electronic components and automation products for immediate shipment, added more than 550 new suppliers and 75,000 new SKUs to their core business and to the Fulfilled by Digi-Key program in 2022. Digi-Key is an authorized distributor of electronic components for more than 2,300 industry-leading suppliers, ensuring engineers, designers, and procurement professionals that the… Read More…

  • Rapid Robotics Partners with Yaskawa Motoman to Expand Solutions for Industrial Robotic Arms

    Rapid Robotics Partners with Yaskawa Motoman to Expand Solutions for Industrial Robotic Arms

    Rapid Robotics announced a partnership with Yaskawa America, Inc., Motoman Robotics division, to bring industrial capabilities to Rapid Robotics’ Rapid Machine Operator (RMO). The company is now integrated with the entire Yaskawa robotics portfolio, and can deliver more speed, higher payload and increased performance to a greater number of North American manufacturers. “A trusted name… Read More…