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Innovative design: Mab deploys flying robots to clean house

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Originally published on November 15, 2013

Twenty-three-year-old Colombian designer Adrian Perez Zapata designed a home-cleaning system that has won the top prize at the Electrolux Design Lab competition. According to Zapata, his design was inspired by the controlled flight of bees.

The technology, called The Mab, is a circular automated cleaning system that scans an entire house for areas that need to be cleaned, then deploys hundreds of tiny, flying robots to carry out the task. The Mab comes with a total of 908 robots, which are solar powered and each clean using one drop of water.

The main docking device itself is equipped with a filter to keep reusable water clean, and pills which are deposited into the system through a capsule give water viscosity and surface tension to help the robots clean more efficiently.

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