DRYVER is a mobile drinking fountain that uses condensation techniques to produce water from the air. Water has gone from a free natural resource to one of the most successful commercial products of the last hundred years. While the UK has an abundant source of mineral water, over one fifth (22%) of water sold in the UK is sourced overseas. Volvic, Evian, and others travel thousands of kilometers in plastic bottles, even though a drinking water tap might be meters away. The robot drives through the city and provides freshly generated water to passers-by. People can interact via speech recognition, and in exchange for the water, they are asked to charge the batteries by operating the side-crank – so the DRYVER can continue to move and serve others. DRYVER offers the ultimate-local proposal for freely available drinking water, reflecting the absurdity of filling water into bottles and driving it across countries.
Water / London Design Festival 2017
Every Last Drop / V&A Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2018
Lates, Science Museum, London, 2018
SXSW Conference & Festivals, Austin, TX, 2018
MIT / Cambridge Science Festival, Cambridge, MA, 2018
Polytech Festival, Moscow, RU, 2018
MS Artville, Hamburg/DE