Heraruboni Exhibited IoT Smart Recycle Bin ‶SmaGO” at G7 Hiroshima Summit International Media Center

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IoT Smart Recycle Bin ‶SmaGO” exhibited at G7 Hiroshima Summit International Media Center
-Conducting demonstration experiments aimed at realizing a sustainable society through digital technology. For a society that accepts diversity, the art of Heralbony is used for the design.

Forcetech Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, President: Yohei Takemura, hereinafter “Forcetech”), KDDI Research Institute, Inc. (Headquarters: Fujimino City, Saitama Prefecture, President: Hajime Nakamura, hereinafter “KDDI”) General Research Institute”) and Heralbony Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture, President: Takaya Matsuda, hereinafter “Heralbony”) will be held from May 18th (Thursday) to 22nd (Monday), 2023. During the event, an IoT smart trash can “SmaGO” will be installed at the International Media Center of the G7 Hiroshima Summit 2023 to introduce initiatives aimed at realizing a sustainable society through the fusion of digital technology and art.
[Image 1: https://prtimes.jp/i/39365/207/resize/d39365-207-a3aa064088bffbdf12ff-0.jpg&s3=39365-207-76ba24ab6feed9df39411fc90e48b44e-748×495.jpg]
[Image 2: https://prtimes.jp/i/39365/207/resize/d39365-207-f19c53135a83d7fb7189-8.jpg&s3=39365-207-dbaebd5bb4304c6cd836fc4d63c19476-1366×455.jpg] 1. What is IoT smart trash can “SmaGO”?
“SmaGO” is a solution that utilizes smart trash cans developed by Forcetech Co., Ltd. More than 80,000 units of this trash can have been introduced in more than 50 countries around the world, and it has realized the efficiency and optimization of garbage collection and the beautification of cities in various places.
[Image 3: https://prtimes.jp/i/39365/207/resize/d39365-207-0e5747f49f18d24810e1-0.jpg&s3=39365-207-578c21924adb16ff91bcf5ffc658a707-232×136.jpg] ■ Solar power generation and storage
Since the solar panel on the top generates and stores electricity, not only does it require no power supply, but it can also be used without burdening the environment. It uses very little power, less than 5W per day, and can operate without problems even in bad weather for about two weeks.

[Image 4: https://prtimes.jp/i/39365/207/resize/d39365-207-45a04d8737f1998b6f43-0.png&s3=39365-207-a9078c18c061fbc91544ebcc3c388039-322×182.png] ■We automatically compress garbage to 1/5
When a certain amount of garbage accumulates, the compaction function automatically activates. It can be compressed to about 1/5 and can store 600 liters of garbage per unit, so the garbage can will not overflow and you can keep the city clean.

[Image 5: https://prtimes.jp/i/39365/207/resize/d39365-207-0245afea7188fa4aa81e-0.png&s3=39365-207-a0c9090868c7079bdf47acb23201986a-324×204.png] ■ Manage and analyze the amount of garbage in real time with the communication function
An internal sensor constantly detects the amount of garbage that has accumulated and shares it with the cloud using the 4G communication function. You can check the amount of trash in each trash can in real time from your PC or smartphone. Efficient garbage collection is also possible with a function that sends an email alert when the trash can is full and a function that analyzes where and when garbage tends to accumulate.
2. Efforts to realize a sustainable society through fusion with digital technology
Forcetech and KDDI Research Institute have installed SmaGO in the prefecture in order to reduce littering and overflow from trash cans. We are verifying the effect of installing SmaGO through analysis using the developed simulator. This time, at the G7 Hiroshima Summit International Media Center, we will introduce this initiative and introduce the “automatic resource discrimination device” that automatically discriminates the type of garbage (bottles, cans, PET bottles) that is put into SmaGO developed by KDDI Research Institute. A prototype of “Equipped with SmaGO” is installed as a trash can in the venue and is being demonstrated.
Forcetech and KDDI Research Institute will promote digital
transformation to reduce litter that causes outflow and promote resource recycling in order to reduce marine plastic waste.
[Image 6: https://prtimes.jp/i/39365/207/resize/d39365-207-12536a094e11e0ed762f-0.png&s3=39365-207-34b496d8ef5019ac7277515eb2374aae-1301×507.png] -Demonstration image-
3. Efforts to realize a sustainable society through fusion with art On April 1, 2023, Heralbony and Forcetech launched the “Smart Action Project” with the aim of forming a recycling-oriented society that starts with the proper disposal of garbage (Note 2). As part of this, we have installed and operated SmaGO wrapped in the art of Heralboni contract artists on the sidewalk along Omotesando in Tokyo. This time, at the G7 Hiroshima Summit International Media Center, we have installed and operated SmaGO, which is colored with art works such as artists living in Hiroshima Prefecture, where the event is held. With a sustainable garbage collection system and a world colored by unique artists, we aim to create new value in society while enjoying art, and to realize a sustainable society and a society that recognizes diversity.
[Introduction of authors and works]
In this initiative, works drawn by artists living in Hiroshima prefecture, works drawn on the theme of origami, which was the motif of the logo design, and works that can be associated with open relationships and mutual exchanges between countries. 7 works such as this were used as designs. Below is an example of that design.
[Image 7: https://prtimes.jp/i/39365/207/resize/d39365-207-d04893904620ab37aac5-7.png&s3=39365-207-6c06b944cba2e7275bb7b82cb3620d21-1964×714.png] Title: “Untitled” “Untitled” (from right to left)
Author: GAMON
Enrollment: General Incorporated Association HAP (Hiroshima Prefecture) Encountered a collection of Magritte’s works on the bookshelf of the institution he attended, and started painting at the age of 15. It is a pleasure to see the art I have written, and I draw each line and shape with amazing concentration. Her concentration is so strong that she doesn’t even notice when someone talks to her. From small to large, he fills the canvas with his characteristic sense of color. While somewhat ethnic, his mysterious works attract a wide range of eyes from men and women of all ages.
Including this initiative, Forcetech, KDDI Research Institute, and Heralbony will further work on solving environmental and welfare issues and disseminating them to the world in order to realize a sustainable society.
(Note 1) KDDI Corporation location information analysis tool “KDDI Location Analyzer”
(Note 2) “Smart trash bin ‶SmaGO currently being installed in Omotesando, Tokyo” Notice of implementation of action project
https://corp.forcetec.jp/2023/04/06/%e6%9d%b1%e4%ba%ac%ef%bd%a5%e8%a1%a8%e5%8f%82%e9%81 %93%e3%81%ab%e8%a8%ad%e7%bd%ae%e4%b8%ad%e3%81%aeiot%e3%82%b9%e3%83%9e%e3%83%bc %e3%83%88%e3%82%b4%e3%83%9f%e7%ae%b1-smago%e3%82%92/

[Overview of Forcetech Co., Ltd.]
Under the slogan of “Smart Action on the GO” (continuing to take concrete actions for the environment), the city, companies and people are united through the installation of smart trash cans “SmaGO” throughout Japan. We are proposing various environmental activities. Company name: Force Tech Co., Ltd.
Representative: Yohei Takemura, Representative Director
Location: Otemachi One Tower 6F, 1-2-1 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo Official website: https://forcetec.jp
[Overview of KDDI Research, Inc.]
KDDI Research Institute aims to contribute to the sustainable development of local communities through the use of cutting-edge technology and the reduction of society’s environmental impact through the use of ICT. This time, in order to reduce the outflow of marine plastics and realize a circular economy, we will visualize garbage with a digital twin and make it possible to verify various measures in advance. In addition, we are developing a resource circulation architecture to support not only quantitative evaluation but also problem-solving procedures, and we are proposing methodologies for problem-solving.
Company name: KDDI Research Institute, Inc.
Representative: Hajime Nakamura, CEO
Location: 2-1-15 Ohara, Fujimino City, Saitama Prefecture
Official website: https://www.kddi-research.jp/
[Overview of Heralbony Co., Ltd.]
Heralbony is a welfare experimental unit whose mission is to “let it shine.” Licensing business centered on copyright management of more than 2,000 high-resolution art data, and making works into products such as fashion and interior. We are developing a variety of businesses with a view to expanding the welfare field, such as the operation of the art lifestyle brand “HERALBONY” that incorporates art, and the “All Japan Temporary Enclosure Art Museum” that diverts works to temporary enclosures at construction sites.
Company name: HERALBONY Co., Ltd.
Representatives: President Takaya Matsuda, Executive Vice President Fumito Matsuda
Location: 2-38 Kaiunbashidori, Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture Official website: https://www.heralbony.jp
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