A Q&A with gitamini owner Collin Parker, who works as a Program Manager, living the local life in Austin, TX.
Neighborhood: East Austin
Robot: gitamini in Boardwalk Beige
Longest gitamini trip: 2+ mile walk along Austin’s Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail
Times per week using gitamini: about three times per week
Nickname for gitamini: Haul & Oates
East Austin is an eclectic and welcoming neighborhood where old meets new and there’s no shortage of things to do. I especially love that East Austin values authenticity.
Grab a gourmet coffee at Flitch, scale the walls of Austin Bouldering Project, and enjoy duck-fat fries at Salty Sow
I really like gitamini’s carrying capacity.
I like how gitamini responds when standing up from the parked position, letting the user know it’s ready to go.
I did not expect so many strangers would stop and ask questions, but it’s been a fun part of the gita journey. Many ask, “Is that robot following you?” or “Is that a robot cooler?” I always respond with a laugh and an explanation.
gitamini was able to carry a load of landscaping gear to follow me as I worked around the house.
Commuting with a gitamini rather than driving has the obvious benefits of improved physical fitness and a reduced ecological footprint, and it is even an effective relationship-builder. I can think of few better ways to meet friendly strangers in one’s city than by strolling around town with a robot. After a few walks with my gitamini and dozens of conversations, I am even prouder to be an Austinite.
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