Flying robots? The wackiest new prediction in cleaning circles

November 1st, 2013 Category: Building Management

The news has been rife in the last few weeks with claims about new technology that could help make life easier for cleaning contractors as they go about their daily tasks.

From the humble automatic vacuum cleaner that has already become an internet sensation for its tendency to give house cats a ride on its back as it goes about its job, to self cleaning kitchens, technology in the sector in the future is a hot topic at the moment, and one young inventor has made sure that his is one of the most talked about names in the game.

Student Adrian Perez Zapata of  Universidad San Buenaventura Medellín and Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Colombia was praised for his concept – the Mad cleaning system – that he said would help move towards an automated future in the cleaning industry.

The 23-year old was awarded the 2013 Electrolux Design Lab awards first prize for his concept that involved a team of flying robots cleaning households on their own.

Mr Zapata said the team of 908 robots would work by first flying around a property on their own to scope out the areas that needed cleaning most before feeding the knowledge back into a central hub that would develop a strategy for the futuristic team.

"Custom cleaning could also be carried out in specific areas of the house," said Zapata.

"The thought behind Mab is to restore a sense of wonder in everyday life and to recapture the magic in simple processes."

Good news for those looking to bring green energy into the future of the sector as well – Mr Zapata said Mab would be powered in its entirety by solar power, with panels stored in the wings of the robots.

The job would not end with the cleaning either. According to the designer, the intelligent core device would have the ability to process information and trends, and would be able to offer tips and advice for the next cleaning job.