Each year, in Palm Springs, California, Amazon organizes a three-day robotics convention, the content of which remains strictly confidential, with only a few select international companies invited to attend. During each MARS (Machine Learning, Home Automation, Robotics and Space Exploration) event, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos tests robots that are at the cutting edge of robotics. And this edition (held in mid of March, with final conference on 20th) saw him enjoying the company of Gita – “That’s super cool!” he said – the cargo robot developed by Piaggio Fast Forward (PFF), the Piaggio Group company that serves as its centre for research into future mobility.
The very select group of just 130 attendees of the MARS event includes scientists, engineers, employees but also famous authors and Hollywood stars. Last year's guests included writer Dan Brown and director Ron Howard.
MARCH 20, 2018, PALM SPRING, CALIFORNIA: GROUP PHOTO OF POWERHOUSE WOMEN FROM ROBOTICS, TECHNOLOGIES OF SPACE AND AUTOMATION, GUESTS OF THE EVENT MARS 2018, ATTENDED BY SASHA HOFFMAN, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER OF PIAGGIO FAST FORWARD.
2017 saw Piaggio Fast Forward (PFF) present its first innovative project, Gita.
An intelligent vehicle, it can move autonomously and is designed to improve mobility performance in increasingly complex urban settings. With a payload of up to 100 kilograms, it is autonomous for 20 kilometres on an urban circuit. It can accompany a person, map its surroundings, exchange data and control anything that moves around it.
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