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Fully autonomous smart suitcase follows you around

29 July 2016

COWAROBOT R1 is a fully autonomous smart suitcase that follows users while cleverly avoiding any obstacles in its path, making travelling that much easier.

Image courtesy of COWAROBOT

The R1 frees your hands and makes travelling easy with the suitcase always staying by your side. It can transition easily from hardwood floors to carpets and even manoeuvre uneven roads. It moves at 4.5mph and can handle slopes up to 15°. If you wish to go back to more traditional methods and pull the suitcase yourself, simply touch the handle. 

With the patented CO-EYE sensor, the R1 can see and feel its surroundings. It constantly collects and sends data back to the CO-MOVE processor. By wearing the R1 bracelet and double tapping it, the CO-MOVE system will plan a path and navigate the suitcase around obstacles, making its way back to you. The sensing ability of the CO-MOVE system is made possible by multi-sensor fusion technology, mainly based on a set of sonars, a depth sensor (CO-EYE) and Cliff Detect sensors

The R1 uses a portable power bank as its power source. This makes it easy for you to charge your devices from the power bank or with the integrated USB ports on the suitcase. For safety and security, R1 is equipped with CO-SMART, an intelligent locking system and proximity alarm. With a keyless remote and LED lock indicator, all belongings are guaranteed to be safe.

You can say goodbye to lost or misplaced luggage. Thanks to its on-board GPS, you can easily find your suitcase’s location through the app. 

Not only is it smart on the outside, the inside boasts a large storage compartment with customised organising accessories and easy access front storage compartment.  With a one-push open lid, electronic devices and important documents are easily accessible. 

This is an Indiegogo project, for more information click here.

Video courtesy of COWAROBOT.


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