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Mobile Robot Heater Warms Up Your House

Mobile Robot Heater Warms Up Your House

The H-Agent is a portable system that captures heat and re-diffuses it in cooler areas.

Emma Hutchings

German designers Andreas Meinhardt and Daniel Abendroth have collaborated on this portable heating system, which moves around automatically capturing and storing excess heat. The H-Agent then re-diffuses this heat in cooler areas of the house where it is needed.

Designers Build A Robot That Warms Up Your House

The device, which looks like a mobile black box, has heat-seeking sensors and phase change material (PCM), which allow it to absorb the surplus energy from sources radiating large amounts of heat. Using its motorized wheels and infra-red sensors, it moves around an interior space avoiding any obstacles.

Designers Build A Robot That Warms Up Your House

After storing heat (to a maximum temperature of 26°C), the PCM releases it in cooler spaces. The H-Agent is also very energy-efficient, as it recharges its own batteries using a solar charger. This design won second prize at the international design competition, the Prix Émile Hermès 2011. Check out the video below to find out more about it:

H-Agent

Pictures by Daniel Abendroth

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