A smart suitcase that follows you around is exactly what you need during your holidays
Carrying heavy luggage around is one of those less joyous things you have to do when you are heading on holiday.
But lugging your bags could become a thing of the past, thanks to a start-up company based in China and the US which is planning to develop the world’s first autonomous suitcase.
The aim of this smart case is to follow you around wherever you go, so you have both your hands free to do whatever you need to – like play Pokemon Go for example.
Along with its ability to avoid running into obstacles while in motion, the suitcase can move at a speed of 4.5mph.
The 20in carry-on size bag comes with a removable power source where you can charge your devices and then put them away in a hidden pocket that’s big enough to store your laptop.
Not only that, you can also keep your belongings safe with the bag’s electronic lock that can be controlled via an app and keep tabs on it using the bag’s GPS and proximity alarm.
And if you lose track of where your suitcase is, there is a “find me” function that will ensure your bag is always located where you can see it.
However, with convenience comes a big price tag.
Launched on Indiegogo, Cowarobot R1′s retail price is expected to be $699 (£528).
For the first 200 lucky customers who decide to pre-order one of these cases, they need to pay $50 (£37) upfront and the smart suitcase is theirs for $399 (£301).