A Robotic Luggage that Follows You

Do you hate carrying your luggage at the airport? Are you sick of waiting in line and having to pick up your suitcase every minute when the line advances only 4 inches? ‘Tony’ the Robotic Luggage is willing to help with that.

Robotronic.ru have been working on a robotic luggage that will follow you around. This robot, named Tony, has enough power to continuously roll for 2 hours and during an incline. Its different infrared and ultrasound sensors can determine whether it has reached stairs or a balcony edge to require it to stop. These different sensors also help Tony avoid different obstacles and traffic.

This robot follows a card that you may simply place in your pocket. In case this card is stolen, Tony will let you know by an alarm that will go off.

Planned to be released in 2009, Tony has a preliminary price of approximately $2000.

Via: Geekologie

21 thoughts on “A Robotic Luggage that Follows You

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  2. Eran Abramson.

    Hi Jim,

    The company mentions that an alarm will be provided with the card, in case it is stolen. I am not sure how this will be implemented, but perhaps there will be two “separate” cards. If one is stolen and is apart from the other (for a predetermined distance), then the alarm will sound.

    If I find out what they mean by alarm, I will update in a comment.

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  3. Jim.

    Isn’t that a bit risky? If you lose your wallet, you lose £40 and have to cancel your credit cards. If you lose your suitcase, you could lose a lot more… Surely a more sensible thing would be to have it on a leash of sorts? A small touch pad, to manoeuvre it. Eliminates the problem of security. You can only lose the suitcase if you physically detach the pad. I would suggest a wrist strap. However, if you pull out your wallet and drop the card, without noticing, you’ll leave the bag, without noticing, before it is too late.

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  4. Eran Abramson.

    Hi Jim, thank you for your visit.

    True, there is a security problem in case the card is stolen. But if you keep in your pocket, then you would need to guard it as you would your wallet. It seems it would need the same security measures as we are accustomed to.

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