01 August 2010
Tokyo Bike Tower ~ Inside Robo-Storage System!
Every metro area needs hundreds of bicycle robo-storage solutions! Pioneering manufacturers include GIKEN, the Japanese construction solutions company. When you combine this fast storage and retrieval functionality with apps on pervasive mobile phones and RF payment systems, this will be optimally efficient for everyday use. Each new apartment building and academic building will have one or a few. In fact, we could use a couple of these here next to the new MIT Media Lab building designed by Fumihiko Maki and associates! See here the innards of one system in Tokyo (in Japanese, but the images tell the story quite well)... I first saw this after Frank Hebbert recommended it at MIT and then the GIKEN system on Danny Choo's blog and then wrote again after seeing this NHK report.