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 full thesis report can be read here: https://goo.gl/Fh7Yo6
The ABT was awarded the highest price in the international design competition Spark Awards in the autumn of 2015. The presentation of the project at Spark Award's homepage can be seen 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 at Red Dot's homepage can be seen here: http://www.red-dot.sg/en/the-abt/
Feel free to contact me if you are interested in knowing more or have questions about the project by sending an e-mail to Simon_larsson_92@hotmail.com
Below follows some images that will give you a better understanding of the design process behind the pro.
strangely also class mate for half a year - Mikael Lugnegård.
He is a great source of inspiration!