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The Future of Luggage? See the High-Tech, Hands-Free Suitcase That Follows You Around Like a Dog

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"...this is an ingenious idea, provided the suitcase can keep up..."

It was only 25 years ago that rolling luggage was developed and eased tension in the shoulders of passengers carrying a heavy load. Since then, even smaller items like laptop briefcases and backpacks are available in rolling varieties.

Taking the concept to the next level is new technology by a graduate student in London who hopes to make your luggage completely hands free.

The Daily Mail reports "hop! the following suitcase" was developed by 28-year-old Rodrigo Garcia Gonzalez using bluetooth technology. If the bag loses signal, it will stop, lock up and vibrate the owner's phone to let them know it is no longer tagging along.

According to The Daily Mail, Gonzalez said the technology is not yet 100 percent market ready but is "something I'd like to develop."

Watch Gonzalez's footage of the robotic luggage in action:

Gadling, a travel blog, writes of the bag:

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

Wonder what TSA would say to seeing such a piece of luggage?

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