Gita Cargo Robot

Drawing inspiration from BB-8, Piaggio’s “Gita” is basically a bright blue orb equipped with a wheel on either side that enables the bot traverse just about any terrain. Flip open the central compartment to reveal a small storage space where you can store personal belongings, groceries, and more. Users will be able to select from slow – fast speeds, and each wheel is fitted with a set of color changing LED lights that illuminate its surroundings, as well as alert others. A small circular screen displays system notifications such as low battery and charging progress. “Think about how differently you would move if your hands were free, carrying cumbersome belongings wasn’t a consideration, and you had a companion who moved just like you do,” said the company. The “Gita” is set to be officially unveiled on February 2nd. Click here to view the first image in this week’s geek life gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of an electromagnetic levitation quadcopter.