Gadgets of the future: From 3D food printers to shape shifting vacuum cleaners

Gadgets of the future: From 3D food printers to shape shifting vacuum cleaners

Summary: Electrolux Design Lab's 2013 finalists reveal their concept ideas to show how we might be using mini flying cleaning robots and wearable air cleaners in our homes in the future.

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  • Global Chef

    Global Chef is a kitchen appliance and service that connects people and cultures across the globe through cooking using hologram technology. Global Chef enables people to cook together regardless of distance. Whether it is with a friend, a stranger or an elite chef it becomes a 'social experience aimed to reinvigorate the passion in the kitchen'.

    With the help of the appliance you can cook with your loved ones and even take cooking lessons from the world’s top chefs.  The appliance  has a motion detection camera and can project holograms 360° around itself making it a fully interactive experience.

    The main influence of this concept is the growth of single households in densely populated and developed urban areas. People are interested in cooking and want to develop and share their experiences and this cooking 'aiding and connecting' appliance enables creating that connection and encourages creativity.

    Through its social interface platform the user can climb ranking ladders, participate in competitions or simply connect with other food lovers which makes Global Chef a 'truly social cooking experience'. It has been designed by Dawid Dawod studying MA in advanced product design, Umeå Institute of Design, Sweden.

    YouTube video of the concept

    Image Credit: Electrolux

  • Kitchen Hub

    Kitchen Hub is a device designed to help the family to eat better, healthier and reduce food waste. It has been designed by Francisco Barboza Grasa who is studying for a mechanical engineering degree and a Masters in advanced design, IED Turin.

    The food stock app controls information of the ingredients you have at home and stores the individual diets of each family member to assist with food shopping. The easy-to-clean smart stand-ring can be easily used in the kitchen and all information, including recipes, is stored in a smart phone app.

    YouTube video of the concept

    Image Credit: Electrolux

  • Mab

    Mab is an automated cleaning system consisting of hundreds of flying mini-robots that can clean all types of surfaces. Mab flying robots will scan and clean the house using paying extra attention to dirty areas.

    The mini-robots clean surfaces by trapping the dirt particles to ensure maximum cleaning. Mab has been designed by Adrian Perez Zapata studying at Universidad San Buenaventura Medellín and Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Colombia.

    YouTube video of the concept

    Image Credit: Electrolux

Topics: Emerging Tech, Hardware

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  • Print 3D cooked bacon...

    And you will be a billionaire.
    bufbarnaby1999
  • Print 3D cooked bacon...

    And you will be a billionaire.
    bufbarnaby1999
  • Well, we sell cheese in a can and it tastes like plastic

    So why not plastic food from 3d printers that use... plastic... to make toys and violate IP laws...

    Who cares about bling vacuum cleaners. Get up and move around. This trash does not provide any real value.
    HypnoToad72