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time capsule / vacuum robot

time capsule
time capsule

Time capsule is a multi-use home electric vacuum cleaner with touch screen and wireless charging technology. It can be either used as a handheld vacuum when lifting the capsule part or become a vacuum robot when placing it on the ground. Touch screens are employed to control the function mode and the convey information between users and machine. Users may also use APP on the phone to know the machine conditions and control it as well. The form of traditional time capsule was captured in this design combined with pure modern domestic elements, to promote ease of use and timeless quality.


University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham
Nottingham, United Kingdom

Yue Lou,
University of Nottingham

Chun-Chuan Chuang,
University of Nottingham

Jingjing Mao,
University of Nottingham