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Robots promise to transform our lives in myriad ways. Having already revolutionized the production line, robots are getting smarter, smaller and more capable, and they're walking, rolling and flying out of labs and into homes and businesses at an astonishing rate. With the ability to perform tasks that are considered too menial or impossible for humans, robots are destined to make many aspects of our lives easier. Will they ultimately supplant us? We'll just have to wait and see.

"The Vespa of Robots" follows you home

A branch of the company that makes the Vespa scooter has developed what could be the 21st century equivalent of your childhood wagon. Made by Piaggio Fast Forward, Gita is a cargo robot that can carry up to 40 lb of your groceries or other goods, following behind you or even striking out on its own.

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