The Philadelphia Airport is Now Using “gita” Robots to Deliver Food & Merch to Passengers!
The Philadelphia International Airport is taking contactless food delivery to a new level. This week the airport began using robots to deliver food to passengers waiting for flights.
The new “gita” robots are part of a new delivery system that will run until April. gita will allow customers to ability to choose just how much human interaction they prefer when ordering.
The robots don’t just roam on its own. gita uses Bluetooth technology and sensors to follow an AtYourGate members through the terminal and eventually to guests. After a guest orders food or merchandise via orderatphl.com or the Grab app, gita accompanies an AtYourGate member to deliver the items. The robot is able to deliver orders weighing up to 40 lbs with items located in a cargo bin that guests are able to open and retrieve their orders.
Piaggio Fast Forward are behind gita and have already launched pilot programs in several airports across the country, so frequent flyers may have already noticed the robo-deliveries.