ALOHAS Tobias Ende
DISTRIBUTION UNDERGROUND Yuan Liu SHARING BOX Arthur Felix Almenräder
BALL-E Muhan Zhang
EASY LUGGAGE Felix von Looz TACKED Matthias Brettschneider
BOOM-BOX Dor Keenan
MEET YOUR POSTMAN Dustin Jessen THIS SIDE UP Nelly Milev
CON-STATION Jilu Chen PUZZLE PACK Tom Baffi URBAN MOLE Philipp Hermes


WATER AHEAD
Matthias Rauch



Water Ahead wants to locate "all" the inhabitants isolated by floods as fast as possible and to supply them first of all with life-saving fresh water so that they can survive until the lifeboats with helpers can reach them. Together with lifeboats the flotilla of small autonomous capsules swims over the floodwaters. When these capsules – like tracker dogs – locate stranded inhabitants in houses etc. – using technologies like thermal imaging cameras – they self-navigate as fast as possible to reach the people. Acoustic and light signals inform the inhabitants that a capsule is on its way. The muddy water of the flood will be filtered by diffusion through the capsule's intelligent skin and transformed into fresh drinking water. The faucet head at the front of the swimming robot has a pictogram which shows the user how to handle it. If the button is pushed, the pump will transform the muddy water directly into fresh drinking water.

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