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We are truly living in an age of innovation when it comes to wacky luggage.

This week alone we've told you about the luggage clip that lets you pull your suitcase without using your hands and the motorized carry-on bag you can ride around the airport.

Now somebody has invented the Cowarobot R1, a robotic suitcase that follows you around instead of requiring you to drag it (or piggyback on it). According to the product's Indiegogo pitch, it uses GPS and technology similar to a Roomba vacuum to sync up with a bracelet and a smartphone app. There are built-in features to prevent the luggage from bumping into other people or falling down stairs, and it can travel up to 4.5 miles per hour if you're in a hurry. If the two of you become separated, the suitcase will emit a proximity alarm and send tracking info to your phone to reunite you. 

The Cowarobot weighs 10 pounds and measures 20 inches, and can be yours for $429. The makers plan to start shipping the bagage out in October; their funding goal at Indiegogo is $100,000.



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