‘The Hop’ Takes Suitcases Hands-Free

Thanks to a new suitcase called “Hop,” lugging your carry-on bag around the airport could get a wee bit simpler. Utilizing the Bluetooth connectivity in your telephone, the suitcase can wheel after its owner all on its own. The suitcase robot even tells the owner if it has gotten lost; the owner’s phone will vibrate if the suitcase loses Bluetooth connectivity.

We think this is an ingenious idea, provided the suitcase can keep up with us running to catch a tight connection.

This isn’t the first robot suitcase to be developed, however. Now, if only it could lift itself into the overhead compartment as well.

[Thanks to @wanderlust13 for alerting us via Twitter]