The background to the project is that the airport staff working with baggage handling have a tough job, lifting up to 15 tonnes per person on a busy day. Every bag gets lifted manually 6 times on its way from check in to the baggage drop band, which is why the work is very repetitive and often leads to back, shoulder and other kinds of physical problems. My concept, the ABT (Autonomous Baggage Train) is an autonomous vehicle that transports baggage between the airport terminals and the airplanes. It removes 4 of the 6 manual lifting moments, shortens the waiting time for the arriving passengers, reduces the wear on both baggage and the airport's baggage bands and contributes to a safer working environment with less accidents due to human errors.
More information about the project can be found on UID's online exhibition webpage: http://goo.gl/EcdSn8
The ABT was awarded the highest price in the international design competition Spark Awards in the autumn of 2015. You can see the presentation of the project here: http://goo.gl/NYojr6
In 2016 the project was also awarded with a Red Dot award in the Design Concept category. The presentation of the project can be seen here: http://www.red-dot.sg/en/the-abt/
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