World’s first AI-powered bag will drive itself through the airport. It is equipped with Computer Vision that can recognize its user and analyze surroundings.
The Ovis, a new autonomous suitcase by ForwardX is tailored for travelers with modern-day conveniences. It integrates the latest groundbreaking proprietary computer vision technology, Visual Simultaneous Location And Mapping (VSLAM), and artificial neural network algorithms, so that it can follow autonomously by side.
One of the most impressive pieces of technology is its capability to understand what it sees. Through a series of complex algorithms Ovis has created an AI with the ability to not only “see” as we do, but comprehend what it is seeing. What’s more, Ovis’ side follow technology is far more advanced then following from behind because of the requirement of prediction algorithms. With these state of the art algorithms, the luggage is able to easily stay by your side at all times so you don’t have to be constantly looking over your shoulder just to see your luggage.
Autonomous suitcase avoid obstacles
The obstacle avoidance algorithm is based on self-driving technology; the suitcase is able to accurately sense and assess the environment, calculate the distance, and estimate the direction and route to avoid potential obstacles, with a deviation precision of +/- 1cm.
Clocking in at a speed of 3m/s, the rear-wheel drive operates quieter and more swift than traditional wheels. The suitcase is still a completely functional piece of luxury luggage even at zero percent battery. When the battery dies, all four wheels become omni-directional, allowing a smooth roll on the ground and a buttery smooth luggage drag.
Track it anywhere
And the smartband will vibrate the second that your Ovis is more than 2 meters away from you. It also alerts the owner when the battery is running low or when the luggage is experiencing other problems that might need tech support. There is also constant GPS tracking enabled to ensure you will never lose track of your luggage again. Equipped with GPS and 3G technology, and presented as an individual yet un-cuttable modularized luggage tag, the location tracker provides real-time monitoring and tracking.
An other convenient features ist the capability to charge electronic devices on the go. And Ovis is also able to track the weight in real-time by a system of complex mathematical equations relating to how hard the motor is working, and how far the suitcase has traveled. This can simplify life beyond belief when you are packing so you don’t over-pack or worry about under-packing.
Now, this autonomous suitcase has launched on Indiegogo, with early bird pricing beginning at $399.
Learn more about self-driving technologies at the electronica Automotive Forum.