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Vespa introduces a robot designed to carry groceries

Posted at 10:22 AM, Feb 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-01 10:22:35-05

NEW YORK — Your days of schlepping groceries home may soon be a thing of the past.

Meet GITA, a robot designed to carry cargo-like groceries and follow around a pedestrian or a cyclist.

Created by the folks at Vespa — yes the same people that design those fun little scooters — GITA is aimed to help consumers with their mundane chores.

Gita is the first creation from the the Italian companies Boston-based division called "Piaggio Fast Forward."

It stands about 2 feet tall and can carry about 40 pounds of stuff that you put into the cargo bin. It also travels at a top speed of 22 mph

So far, no word yet on when it'll be made available to the public or how much it'll cost the average consumer.