Xiaomi with the collaboration of Cowarobot has just presented a truly innovative product that could forever change the way we travel. Here, then, that after the drone capable of following the pilot, today comes the suitcase that follows us around the street, at the station, at the airport and anywhere else.
The Xiaomi Cowarobot Robotic Suitcase is in fact the robot suitcase from today in crowdfunding on the official Xiaomi site to the 1999 Yuan figure, or on the 250 euros at the current exchange rate.
Xiaomi Cowarobot: Here comes the robot suitcase that follows us!
From the design point of view, the Cowarobot Robotic Suitcase is similar to most of the suitcases currently on the market, with a plastic body, four wheels with an 360 degree rotation and a telescopic handle if you decide to carry it manually. While for the dimensions, the suitcase is 555 x 384 x 220 mm for a weight of 4.5 kg (empty, of course), the height of 20 ″ and a capacity of 31 liters.
But the most interesting component of this product lies in the handle. Inside the handle we find a video camera that thanks to the help of the integrated computer will be able to locate the owner. In particular we have a chip developed in-house by Cowarobot which, together with the optical sensor and AI (artificial intelligence) also manages to avoid obstacles such as passers-by and objects on the way.
The Xiaomi Cowarobot Robotic Suitcase adopts four different variable speed motors integrated in the four lower wheels. While the power is supplied by an 92Wh battery that should last for up to 20 kilometers of "tracking". The battery is also removable so that it can be disconnected and recharged comfortably in any part of the house without having to carry the entire suitcase with it.
The battery compartment itself has a weight of 500 grams and can be fully charged in approximately 5 hours. Finally, it will be possible to use it as a real power bank in case of need thanks to the USB Type-A port (the ordinary one) available on one side.
On the front of this robot case we find an elongated LED indicator that serves to show us more clearly the operating status of the device. Specifically, if we see a red light intermittently it will mean that we have a dead battery, if the light is blue it means that the suitcase is operational and connected, while if it is purple we will have to wait for it to start.
As far as security is concerned, we have a three-digit locking system certified with the TSA standard for up to 999 different combinations.
Finally, Xiaomi's Cowarobot Robotic Suitcase can be connected to a smartphone via WiFi to show details such as battery status. Also in case of disconnection a notification is sent to the smartphone.