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Get Luggage That Will Follow You Around Automatically

Ever grow tired of having to carry your luggage around?

You’re apparently covered.

This is crazy.  There’s a suitcase that will follow you through the airport automatically.

From wired:

 The suitcase, called “Hop!”, contains three receivers that can identify and triangulate different signals coming from the user’s mobile phone. A microcontroller then interprets these signals and calculates the phone’s position in relation to the suitcase. The same microcontroller also operates a continuous or caterpillar track system which moves the suitcase around, following the owner at a constant distance. If the Bluetooth signal is lost, the user is alerted by a phone vibration and the suitcase automatically locks itself.

For some reason, this seems like the type of thing that Homeland Security would just love.

What do you think?  Natural innovation or total annoyance? 

 

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About Jeanne Marie Hoffman

Former bartender, still a geek. One equal part each cookies, liberty, football, music, travel, libations. Stir vigorously. +Jeanne Marie Hoffman Jeanne on Twitter

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