Piaggio Fast Forward launches gitamini in black

Piaggio Fast Forward gitamini
The Piaggio Fast Forward gitamini is a pint-sized version of its bigger sibling. | Credit: Piaggio Fast Forward

Piaggio Fast Forward (PFF) has announced that the gita robot family will be getting a new member just in time for the holidays. This first all-black limited edition of gitamini extends the existing gitamini color scheme of a bright yellow and basic beige.

The gitamini is being offered in Shadow Black as a limited edition. This special edition of the best-selling gitamini version also includes a built-in Bluetooth speaker.

Piaggio Fast Forward positions itself as a leader in “following technology”, however almost every autonomous mobile robot (AMR) on the market has a “follow me” feature. So the technology is really just state of the art.

Probably the best feature of the gitamini is the built-in USB port to (re)charge your cellphone. Gitamini stands and self-balances and keeps a following pace of up to 6 mph (9 kph) for up to 21 miles (34 km) on a single charge while carrying up to 20 pounds (7.4 kg) of gear. The unit itself weighs 28 lbs (10 kg).

It is available for consumers starting at a retail price of $2,175.

PFF Gitamina
The gitamini follows you where ever you go, carrying your personal items and other cargo. | Credit: Piaggio Fast Forward

“This holiday was the perfect opportunity to create an exclusive colorway for the best-selling gitamini robot. 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 gave this gitamini a Bluetooth speaker so walking enthusiasts have a more elevated experience as they enjoy even more of their life on foot,” notes Greg Lynn, PFF’s Chief Executive Officer. “With most walking trips being a mile or less, gitamini makes those 2,000 steps easier, more fun and now eye-catching.”

Technical Specs

  • Limited edition: Bluetooth speaker included
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 17.9 x 16.5 x 18.9 inch
  • Capacity: 20lb/1000 in3 (~1 grocery bag)
  • Weight: 28 lb
  • Runtime: 7 hours (~21 miles). Charges in under 2 hours
  • Top speed: 6 mph
  • Operating temperature: 10-110
  • Battery technology: Lithium-ion
  • Battery charger: 100-240 volt
  • Phone charging port: 5V/2A (USB Type-A)
  • Wi-Fi: 2.4/5 GHz
  • Bluetooth: Class 1
  • Price: $2,175

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Mike Oitzman

Mike Oitzman is Senior Editor of WTWH's Robotics Group, cohost of The Robot Report Podcast, and founder of the Mobile Robot Guide. Oitzman is a robotics industry veteran with 25-plus years of experience at various high-tech companies in the roles of marketing, sales and product management. He can be reached at moitzman@wtwhmedia.com.