Futuristic Mab Sphere Spits out Flying Robots to Clean Your House!

by , 10/05/14

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The ball-shaped shuttle acts as a base for hundreds of mini-robots that fly out to reach the farthest corners of the house, scan the entire space and start cleaning in a choreographed swarm-like play that can be both breathtaking and spooky. Each of the mini-robots has three points, while on the surface of the Mab, the mini-robots have their wings folded. Once they leave the base, the wings first act as propellers and then engage in a more complex flight mode similar to that used by RoboBees.

The tiny cleaners feature capsules filled with water and deposited into pills in a special compartment. Especially interesting, as long as the base functions properly, the cleaner can never break down. Damaged or malfunctioning flyers are easily replaced with new ones. It is not hard to imagine those being common supermarket items.

By winning the competition Adrian Perez Zapata was awarded 5,000 Euros and granted the opportunity to do a six-month paid internship at Electrolux.

+ Electrolux Design Lab

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  1. John Schoenfeld October 5, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    Didn’t actually show any simulated cleaning going on.

  2. Mike Lovett November 22, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    So, this is still very conceptual from what I understand. Nobody so far has yet to actually make durable “micro-bots” and I don’t see it happening any time soon. Heck, we can’t even make the most basic of appliances with 100% perfection; ever to go a store like Walmart and by a toaster or a similar “old tech” item, only to return it a week or two later because it broke down?

  3. Promotores Culturales October 20, 2013 at 4:20 pm


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