This is a picture of the prototype that was unveiled at the International Housewares Show in Chicago 2013
This project was designed for Casabella to mark their 25th year in business. The scope was to design and prototype a concept robotic cleaner that showcases the vision of the company into the next 25 years. The prototype was unveiled at the 2013 International Housewares Show in Chicago.
The robot uses microbial electrolysis as a power plant, which is a proven technology that transforms bacteria into energy. The idea is that the robot constantly regenerated power from the food and dirt is cleans.
This image shows specific call outs that are important features of the robot.
This explains the microbial electrolysis process in which the robot coverts bacteria into energy to be recycled into a power supply,
Rear view of the prototype that was unveiled at the International Housewares Show in Chicago 2013
Front of the prototype at International Housewares Show in Chicago 2013
The innovative wheel system was inspired by a honeycomb pattern. I used the honeycomb structure because it is lightweight yet very rigid. The wheels each have 11 contact points that have the ability to flex and compress under extreme pressure. This allows the wheel to efficiently climb up and down stairs and over obstacles.
Prototype at International Housewares Show in Chicago 2013