The reciviator - smart homes built for modern day service demands
Paper i proceeding, 2015
Our concept is a luxurious time saver for food shopping and food handling, that has a social dimension and a sustainable embodiment. The prototype consists of both a real-size interface on a touch TV screen, and a scaled model showing a functioning elevator built using Lego Mindstorm NXT, going between floors and delivering packages in different directions - directly into the kitchen. This was displayed during a two-day long exhibition allowing us to get valuable feedback from visitors. We found out that once the initial concept was understood, people got really excited and started visualising different ways of adding features and value to our concept. We conclude that this is a field for further investigation, it would reduce time spent on grocery shopping, travelling and waiting, plus allowing existing services to be even better, since the deliveries are stored properly and safely. All the technology used in this project already exists. It is the combination that is novel, and perhaps a little bit ahead of its time.