The Travelmate is expected to be released in June 2017 for people that have donated money on Indiegogo, with the public release a month after. The project is in the prototype stage so there is a working version that demonstrates the key features and functionality. With the use of sensors and an app the suitcase able to follow you around and avoid obstacles. Check below for more details.
Travelmate is the first true fully autonomous suitcase. It works seamlessly in crowds, doesn’t require any extra peripherals and you can buy it at a starting price of 399$. Travelmate integrates with your smartphone to accomplish complex tasks that no other suitcase can do. It can move vertically or horizontally with ease. You can put more items or perhaps another suitcase on top of Travelmate when it is traveling autonomously in horizontal mode. Travelmate navigates large crowds and is able to recognize and avoid objects as needed. As you can see in the video above, our suitcase is not just a concept – it is a real working model and all of the features demonstrated already work on the Travelmate autonomous robotic suitcase.
Travelmate is a fully working prototype. We are launching an indiegogo project to raise funds for commercial scale production, to expand our team and to establish distribution channels for Travelmate. There are currently 3 different suitcase models, ranging from carry on sized to a large suitcase. Our goal is to make Travelmate practical, innovative and to bring the future to you. The Follow Me system has built in sensors that detect as well as avoid obstacles like people and furniture. It uses the Travelmate application to follow you and to better pinpoint its location at all times.
The battery that powers Travelmate can be easily removed and is charged with wireless technology. The battery can be used to charge almost all electronics through a USB port and a standard electrical outlet. In addition, the Travelmate suitcase features unique omni wheels that allow for unprecedented multi-directional movement.