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A.N.T

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Without regular cleaning and maintenance, the ventilation pipes of central air-conditioning can breed bacteria. Traditionally, pipeline cleaning requires an air pressure machine, a vacuum cleaner, robots and other devices to do a complete job. This method tends to be high cost, low efficiency and require smaller pipes to be dismantled before cleaning. The A.N.T. combines a variety of device capabilities in one cleaning robot to pass ventilation ducts and penetrate small pipes, making it more convenient to clean a central air-conditioning system. Inspired by industrious and busy worker ants, A.N.T. is intuitive to complex duct systems and it can change its form to fit various environments. It combines the functions of a robotic explorer, vacuum cleaner and other capabilities that are needed to clean the individual pipelines of a central air-conditioning system. Only a single operation is required to work through the whole terminal.

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  • Design:
    Liu Yu, Wang He-Ming, China
A.N.T | Red Dot Design Award