Whether you’re going on a short trip or a long holiday, luggage of any size can be laborious to cart around.
In what may be the most exciting invention since suitcase wheels, a US-based firm has developed hands-free luggage.
The Travelmate is a robot companion in the form of an autonomous suitcase.
It moves with you as you walk and can reach speeds of up to 6.75mph.
The sleek case can be positioned both horizontally and vertically, with an inaudible motor powerful enough to hold another bag on top of it.Travel mate constantly adjusts to your speed, easily able to navigate through crowds and over rough terrain.The robot can change direction when someone runs in front of it so no one gets hurt.Its battery can charge devices through a USB port and standard electrical outlet.San Francisco company Travelmate Robotics have developed the concept with the help of 26 team members.They’ve launched the revolutionary design on crowdfunding site IndieGoGo, with a $100,000 (£82,000) goal to reach so they can mass produce.They’re also taking preorders for keen buyers, with the luggage starting at $399 (£327) a piece.The futuristic technology works with the help of a smartphone app to constantly improve its autonomous function.
And if you want a taste of the future, using your luggage to ride, here’s another interesting video! Go take a ride before you fly!
Modobag: World’s First Motorized, Rideable Luggage!