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This Luggage Is Actually A Robot That Follows You Around

Travel Technology | Gabe Zaldivar | July 28, 2016

This Luggage Is Actually A Robot That Follows You Around

Photo courtesy of Cowarobot via Indiegogo

One company is solving the greatest travel hardship: pulling your own luggage.

While you can certainly hire your own butler and walk around town like a real sophisticate, the good people at Cowarobot have done us all one better by ushering in the age of robotic assistance.

The Cowarobot R1 is touted as the world’s first robotic suitcase and it’s like your very own Rosie from “The Jetsons.” Well, minus the housekeeping.

The following video introduces the luggage, which is doing amazingly well on Indiegogo at the moment.

With a month remaining, it has already surpassed its goal of $100,000 with a backing of, as of this writing, $113,285. And you can plainly see why.

Finally, you can walk freely in the airport with your hands free to pop-lock, do origami or whatever it is that normal luggage requirements have long denied the modern traveler.

At the moment you can procure your own automated R1 robot for 40 percent off the regular price of $699. For $429 you get the promise of a new day arriving at your door in October 2016.

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Honestly, luggage that follows you around is more than enough of a reason to purchase this innovation. Just imagine walking around the airport like a boss as you sip coffee and play Pokemon Go with a hand that would have normally had to handle the lugging around.

But this bad boy comes loaded with items more and more brands are including with carry-on pieces.

There is a detachable power bank so you have the peace of mind that your phone and laptop have plenty of power, a GPS locator so you know where your bag is at all times and a keyless remote lock so you don’t have to fumble with keys.

One of the more amazing aspects of the R1 is its ability to notice obstacles in its way like poles or stairs, so you don’t have to worry about the travel equivalent of a Roomba bumping into things.

Now all that is left is trying to figure out what you are going to do with your free hand.


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