Carrying your belongings behind a car or motorhome cab may not take much effort, but the same can’t be said when the ‘van is replaced by a suitcase for a trip on max transportation — even when it’s on wheels.

This may not be a problem for much longer though, thanks to the invention of ‘robot’ luggage that follows its owner around automatically.

Carrying your belongings behind a car or motorhome cab may not take much effort, but the same can’t be said when the ‘van is replaced by a suitcase for a trip on max transportation — even when it’s on wheels.

This may not be a problem for much longer though, thanks to the invention of ‘robot’ luggage that follows its owner around automatically.

The “Hop following suitcase” is the brainchild of designer Rodrigo Garcia Gonzalez. It works by locking onto a smartphone wireless Bluetooth signal, which it then follows around with its compressed air-powered caterpillar treads.

As the concept video shows, there’s more than a passing resemblance to R2D2 in the way the device seems to work, although it isn’t quite as stable…

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There’s no news on whether to not the Hop will ever make it into production, but perhaps the technology will one day be used for a caravan that drives itself to the campsite…

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