Nomadic Cloud

From the point of view of a small robot, this video seeks to tell the story starting from the launch of the SLS to the future city of Mars. Our habitat, the Nomadic Cloud, will accommodate a NASA crew of four, who will be the first humans ever to step foot on Mars. Our habitat is a movable lightweight structure that can be used as exploration equipment as well as a living space.

After the SLS launches, the manned and retrofitted Orion spacecraft will begin its extensive journey to Mars. During the journey to Mars, the robot will oversee the construction of the Nomadic Cloud using tools that were brought to Mars prior to this manned launch. Using mission recycled materials and local indigenous materials, together with facilities that can produce construction materials that can be 3D printed, the autonomous robotic arms will be able to manufacture an off-world habitat prior to the arrival of the astronauts.

Due to the characteristic of the construction materials, the light-weighted Nomadic Cloud can change its form and function based on its needs - Settle Mode, Exploration Mode and Moving Mode.

Country, Year China, 2018
DirectorWai Ching Cheng, Zhuoneng Wang
Runtime4 MINS, 59 SECS
GenreAnimation, CineSpace, Short