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SWARM Drone / Drone Service Concept



SWARM is a system of drones which analyse, sort, and relocate different types of waste to be recycled further. SWARM aims to provide a beneficial system for private / government customers that can increase the recycling rate of landfills. A plethora of sensors (infrared/heat, camera, humidity, and sonar) attached to SWARM drones help them to analyse the type of trash. This data then gets relayed into a network of drones capable of machine learning; deciding the most efficient way to sort and move them so that it can be recycled easier.

A well-presented concept with good background research. It deals with the highly neglected yet vital issue of waste management. The machine learning aspect is also a positive aspect.
We are very grateful and honoured to receive this award. We would like to thank the iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD, the judges, and everyone who participated in this project for providing a platform for students to learn and hone our skills. This has been an overwhelmingly exciting experience and a great inspiration for us to always improve as designers.
Winner Statement

University of Technology Sydney

University of Technology Sydney
Sydney, Australia

Mikhael Geordie Amadeus,
University of Technology Sydney

Priscillia Sanjaya,
University of Technology Sydney