Travelmate is the first true fully autonomous suitcase
Travelmate works seamlessly in crowds, doesn’t require any extra peripherals and you can buy it at a starting price of 399$. You can take it with you when you’re going to the airport, commuting to work or just walking outside. It’ll match your speed accurately, dynamically adjusts to the speed of the user and can go as fast as 6.75 mph or 10.86 km/h.
Travelmate integrates with your smartphone
It 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. It navigates large crowds and is able to recognize and avoid objects as needed. As you can see in the video, 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.
This luggage is an autonomous robot companion that follows you wherever you go and makes traveling much easier. The suitcase is smart enough to always follow you and avoid any obstacles in its way. Travelmate is perfect for any situation. It can carry your stuff for you when you’re going to work, walking to school or rushing to the airport gate.
“We are launching an indiegogo project to raise funds for commercial production and to further expand on suitcase technology. We are planning on 3 different suitcase models, ranging from carry on sized to a large suitcase”
Smart features like omni wheels and the „Follow Me“ system means that Travelmate is at the cutting edge of AI and autonomous movement technology. 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.
In addition to fully autonomous horizontal and vertical modes, the Travelmate has a variety of useful features that other suitcases do not have. 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, this suitcase features unique omni wheels that allow for unprecedented multi-directional movement. This is crucial for autonomous technology. Since the suitcase functions as a robot in practice, it uses AI and machine learning to optimize its movements and omni wheels allow for markedly increased stability and range of motion that cannot be achieved otherwise.
Travelmate has a battery life of 4 hours when in full autonomous mode and up to 100 hours in stand by mode (meaning when you are using it like a normal suitcase). The electric motor and internal components that enable autonomous functionality take up almost no space in the suitcase, accounting for less than 5% of the suitcase’s volume. Multi colored LED lighting is a feature on all Travelmate models and signifies your suitcase’s battery level.
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The Travelmate has a unique handle that turns into a portable desk that you can use for laptops, books, documents and many other things. In addition, the Travelmate has an easily accessible separate compartment that allows you to store valuables that you might need to take out of the suitcase. This compartment is perfect for things like passports and portable electronics.
Travelmate includes a GPS chip that helps orient the suitcase
It includes a GPS chip that helps orient the suitcase and allows you to know the location of the suitcase at all times with the Travlemate smartphone application. You can remove the GPS chip and use it for other suitcases or attach it to other things that are easily lost. Most other smart suitcases have GPS integration, but none of them allow you to remove it easily. There will be also two extra GPS chips in all Travelmate models included, so that you can conveniently track your belongings.
This autonomous suitcase is fully functional and we have full app integration ready. Travelmate will constantly improve through machine learning. This is achieved by uploading movement data automatically to the application; your suitcase will essentially become smarter and smarter as time goes on and more people have Travelmate suitcases. You can disable this feature in the app if you want to. After it releases, we have plans to update the free application regularly to improve and add features. Eventually we want to add things like travel suggestions, airport information, airport gate information and much more to the application.