CNR 2014: Exhibition: Zaier Jihed (TUN): Nanophea
He was awarded in Tunisian Design exhibition (2012) and Citroën Creative Designer Competition (2014).
He is an industrial designer and 3D modeller who concentrates primarily on robotic projects, as well as concept cars and product design.
Free-hand sketching is his first step of developing main project idea, and to finalize using "Cinema 4d" for modeling and rendering.
When Zaier jihed is designing, he pays attention to aesthetic and functionality at the same time, he uses biomimcry in his design by involving nature as model, measure and mentor ..and his priorities are: prospective design and innovative solutions of the future...
"When I'm thinking about a concept robot, I'm always looking to nature as a source of inspiration ... also the technology that exist today" Zaier jihed
Nanophea Robot vacuum cleaner is a domestic floor cleaning robot, futuristic, autonomous and very intelligent. It's not like the other existing robotic cleaners because it works only on nano surfaces covering with a very little amount of water.
This unit uses nano-technology (Nano Lotus Effect) to make cleaning-easier in the future. The Nanophea design itself was inspired from the lotus leaf.
Using a similar "nano lotus effect" can automatically clean the area around the machine to the diffusion of water droplets , and then together with the surrounding dust and water droplets adsorbed to come. Thus, to achieve the vacuuming while scrubbing effect, and effectively prevent secondary pollution caused by dust.
In this robot cleaner , water droplets are recycled. When the vacuum cleaner dust and water droplets adsorbed back together, the water droplets loop filter. In the following the cleaning process, and then spray droplets have been filtered out.
Like the traditional robot vacuum cleaner , during operation Nanophea robot vacuum cleaner also equipped with intelligent scanning device at the front of its body to detect dust and contaminants surrounding area.
It only measures 12 centimeters (4,7") in height, thus allow it to move freely under furniture such as your sofa or bed.
Powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, Nanophea will automatically return to its charging station when it runs out of power, thanks to its infrared sensor.
[image source: Zaier jihed]
[source: Vive Les Robots!]
Zaier jihed is an industrial designer and 3D modeller from Tunisia who concentrates primarily on robotic projects, as well as concept cars and product design.
Prints of the Nanophea Robot vacuum cleaner concept are displayed during Cafe Neu Romance (26-29 November 2014) at Galerie NTK.