Honda announced that it is participating in the “Haneda Airport Robot Experiment Project 2016*1,” and will conduct demonstration testing using its personal mobility device, UNI-CUB β*2, within the airport in January 2017. Honda will be testing the UNI-CUB β’s functionality by providing units for airport users to travel within the airport, and test efficiency and practicability through utilization by airport staff for their work.
A UNI-CUB β Experience Zone will be set up at the 2nd-floor departure lobby within Haneda Airport’s Terminal 2, for ten days beginning Friday, January 13 to Sunday, January 22, 2017, allowing airport users to travel within the departure lobby. UNI-CUB β units will also be utilized by airport staff to assist airport users. Honda is also considering expanding UNI-CUB β utilization to boarding areas with long distances to travel, to assist airport staff with their work, and to provide airport users with tours and a method of transportation.
The UNI-CUB β freely moves forward, backward, side-to-side or diagonally according to the direction its user shifts their weight and leans toward, and is compact, fitting within its seated user’s shoulder width, allowing it to blend in with crowded spaces for safe usage. Honda aims to expose more customers to the charm of its personal mobility solutions, and by conducting demonstration testing at Japan’s busiest airport, explore new uses to popularize its personal mobility solutions, and accelerate its efforts in realizing practical applications.
The Haneda Robotics Lab is an organization established by Japan Airport Terminal Co., Ltd. (which manages and operates Haneda Airport) promotes the Haneda Airport Robot Experiment Project 2016, which conducts experimental use of robotic equipment (including prototypes) in the aim of examining robotic technologies.