COWAROBOT R1: the carry-on suitcase that autonomously rolls along with you
COWAROBOT R1: the carry-on suitcase that autonomously rolls along with you COWAROBOT R1: the carry-on suitcase that autonomously rolls along with you
jul 20, 2016

COWAROBOT R1: the carry-on suitcase that autonomously rolls along with you

COWAROBOT R1: the carry-on suitcase that autonomously rolls along with you 




‘COWAROBOT R1’ is the first carry-on suitcase that follows you as you walk. designed to free your hands from holding or rolling luggage while traveling, the 20-inch case uses multi-sensor fusion technology and robot motion control algorithm to allow for autonomous following and obstacle avoidance. the device rolls at a rate of 4.5 miles per hour, faster than the average 2.7 mph walking speed and uses an advanced sensor in order to find an optimal path to walk along with the user.






its carry-on size makes it convenient to stowaway on a plane and it’s robotic functions only take up 4% of the suitcase, leaving more than enough room for all your belongings. the ‘COWAROBOT R1‘ is controlled via an app, which allows you to lock, unlock, switch to flight mode, check the battery status, the weather, and the GPS location. a discreet compartment is situated at the back, which features a laptop pouch, a place for small electronics and space for other travel essentials including ID, passport and wallet. the friendly travel companion also allows you to charge your phone or tablets on the go with the carry-on approved removable power source.

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you can charge your phone or tablets on the go with the carry-on removable power source

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the case includes a discreet compartment to store electronics


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the discreet compartment features a laptop pouch and space for travel essentials such as ID and passport

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the CO-SMART lock, proximity alarm, and embedded GPS guarantees your belongings are safe

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the active wheel units will retract as soon as you touch the handle

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the intricate lock is comprised of a traditional combination lock, a TSA lock and electronic lock

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the main lock and front lock are controlled via the an app

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‘COWAROBOT R1’ is able to sense and monitor the surrounding area in real time




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edited by: hollie smith | designboom

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