This Hands-Free Suitcase Will Follow You Around Like A Little Puppy

Sometimes, we just need a free hand at the airport.

Between carrying our boarding passes, sipping our coffees, and checking e-mail, the last thing you need to do is worry about leaving your bag unattended somewhere.

The CowaRobot R1 is something is an autonomous suite case that follows you around using a smart bracelet and a mobile app to track your movement.

Lugging things around and fearing you’ll lose something in the process is a bit stressful, even for those who love traveling.

How the CowaRobot R1 navigates is what its makers call “CO-EYE,” a patented depth sensor technology built into the suitcase.

The bracelet also serves as a keyless remote for the CowaRobot

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If you’re beyond the 164 feet “safe distance” from the carry-on, the bracelet will vibrate to let you know you’ve strayed too far

 

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The app can also be used to share your travel plans, check on the battery levels of the suitcase, and to control another one of the suitcase’s smart features: the intelligent lock system

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The lock can only be opened by a custodian of the bracelet; built-in LED lights change colors to indicate whether the suitcase is locked and unlocked

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It complies with TSA standards

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Despite all the sensors and other components packed in this smart suitcase, it’s as spacious and effective as a regular carry-on bag

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The CowaRobot R1 frame is built out of aluminum, and the entire piece has a capacity of 33 liters

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The suitcase starts at $499, and once the project is funded (which it will be) shipping will start in November of this year.

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