PHOTO: The Travelmate lets you roam the airport hands-free. (photo via Flickr/Helge V. Keitel)
What do you get when you combine the convenience of a Roomba with the necessity of a suitcase?
The Travelmate is a fully autonomous robot (suitcase) on wheels that connects to a traveler's phone through an app and uses GPS technology to follow them wherever they go. It's capable of navigating large crowds, accurately matching your walking speed and can reach 6.75 mph in the event you're running late for your flight.
The Travelmate also features USB charging ports, multi-colored LED lighting and a built-in speaker that alerts users to upcoming obstacles. It has a battery life of up to four hours when in full autonomous mode and up to 100 hours when being used like a traditional suitcase.
Other highlights include a camera mount, a built-in scale to measure weight and a handle that can transform into a portable laptop desk or workspace.
The smart luggage is also fully TSA compliant and meets airline cabin standards so you won't be stopped even if you're turning heads.