Kamomeya Launches Proof of Concept of “Land” “Air” and “Sea” Next-Generation “Island-Model” Hybrid Unmanned Logistics Platform
November 20, 2016
Kamomeya Inc. (CEO: Masato Ono; Takamatsu, Kagawa, Japan) will launch a proof of concept of the next-generation “island-model” hybrid unmanned logistics platform “Kazamidori” in Spring 2017. The platform combines “land,” “air” and “sea” unmanned logistics vehicles, which can accommodate the narrow lands found in Japan and other countries.
Kamomeya will also commence a proof of concept of its telemedicine platform “KamomeMedical.” This system’s aim is to provide remote medical care and regular distribution of medicine for patients living on remote islands. This is the first project of its kind in Japan, which is targeted at resolving the problems of shopping and medical care that have arisen from the low birth rate and aging population of Japan, together with its fading logistics networks in the underpopulated areas.
From April 2017, the area of these experiments will be expanded to include other islands of the Seto-Inland Sea.
[Outline of POC: Spring 2017]
The proof of concept of unmanned logistics will be carried out on islands near Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture. It will use an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) and an unmanned marine vehicle (UMV) between the mainland and the ports of the islands, and an unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) between the ports and the customers’ homes. Integrated Cargo and Unmanned Machines Traffic Management System “Kazamidori” (Integrated UTM) developed by Kamomeya will be used for logistics management.
In contrast to the logistics projects using only drones put forward in other areas, we aim to provide an “island-model” platform suitable for countries with narrow lands such as Japan, by combining multiple logistics methods optimal for densely populated areas, narrow lands, and remote islands.
Press conference will be held in February 2017 for POC details.
Contact: Kamomeya Inc. Kagawa-isf Building, 2217-15, Hayashi, Takamatsu, Kagawa, 761-0301 Japan firstname.lastname@example.org
[About Kamomeya] Kamomeya Inc. (Representative Director and CEO: Masato Ono) was founded in Takamatsu, Kagawa, with the goal of developing an unmanned logistics platform. As KamomeAir Project, the company succeeded in the Japan’s first long-distance (8km) transportation experiment over the sea on January 18, 2015. On September 15, 2015, the company participated in the 3-field proof of concept comprised of logistics, telemedicine and transportation of medicine, and crisis management. Costs for these experiments were financed by READYFOR? Cloudfunding, and the company completed funding of 1,116,000 Yen. As a result, it received the award of READY FOR OF THE YEAR 2015 “READY FOR Local CHALLENGE.” Since September 2016, the company has been involved in the co-development of next-generation CargoUAS with Slovenia’s airnamics d.o.o., development of Cargo UMV in combination with GateBridge, Inc. and supported by TOKYO KEIKI INC., and development of Integrated UTM with xeen Inc. and GateBridge Inc.