(The Monitor Daily, US) – Carry your luggage around the airport can be sometimes strenuous. But now you won’t have to because we are going to show you the perks of being followed by your luggage.
Imagine what it means to catch an early flight: phone in your hand, luggage in the other, a trip to the ticket booth can turn into a disaster if you can’t find a way to juggle with the two. And what if you forgot something in your baggage? You would have to find a place for your phone, bend down and search through tons of stuff with great speed as not to miss your flight.
But now, you won’t have to bother with the strenuous work of carrying around your luggage. Cases with 360 capabilities are cool, but they’re not quite helpful because you still have to drag that bad boy around.
Introducing the smart luggage, a concept launched by NUA Robotics, an Israeli-based robotics company. The big bag looks like any ordinary travel bag, but it is much more than that. With a couple of beeps and boops, the suitcase can turn into a full-fledged robotic Igor, capable of tailing his master wherever he goes.
The case is completely hands-free, and with the help with a highly sophisticated scanner, it can easily maneuver through the environment. The perks of being followed by your luggage are more than anyone could imagine.
In addition to the high-resolution scanner, the smart case is able to pair off with your mobile device. By doing so, the robotic case can transmit real-time information about weight, location, and even its speed.
Are you having trouble with your phone’s battery? No worries, because the case comes equipped with additional power outlets which let you recharge any type of devices. If the case runs out of juice, then it automatically switches into manual mode, which means that you will have to carry it around until the batteries are charged.
Moreover, you don’t have to worry about anyone stealing your smart suit, because the device is outfitted with several antitheft systems.
It all sound very cool, but, unfortunately, the case is still in the prototype stage. But Alex Libman, NUA’s CEO and co-founder declared, in a press conference that the device will hit the markets in 2017.
Specs look good, but what about a price? Unfortunately, being in the testing stage, no one spilled the beans regarding the estimated cost of such a device. One thing is for sure: it won’t come cheap.
NUA Robotics showed us at CES 2016 what are the perks of being followed by your luggage.