Category: Product Design
Title: Rudi - smart waste management and recycling ecosystem
Name/s: Pierre Brand
Medium, object: Waste disposal system
University/s: HTW Berlin
Supervision: Prof. Pelin Celik
"Rudi" is an autonomous waste disposal system that was developed as a last-mile disposal solution for the Smart City in the Schumacher Quarter. One of the challenges was that this
exclusively consist of pedestrian zones, which excludes conventional waste disposal solutions. In addition, a solution had to eradicate existing problems with the disposal process.
"Rudi" is an intelligent, autonomous waste disposal system that is particularly suitable for residential neighbourhoods that are not well reached by conventional refuse collection vehicles. The design is characterised
by its holistic and well thought-out approach. The mobility of the containers is ensured by a low-noise electric drive. Mobility, filling and emptying is
controlled and monitored via an app. The solution of all safety-relevant and hygienic issues and the consideration of the residents' individual design wishes
makes "Rudi" a sustainable, smart and environmentally friendly overall concept.