UNI-CUB

Here, you can ride on a personal mobility device, the UNI-CUB, which is also displayed on the permanent exhibition floor. UNI-CUB is a new device—both a vehicle and a robot— and we hope that you will enjoy your experience.

UNI-CUB is a personal mobility device that was developed based on the balance-control technology used for ASIMO. It is a new device—both a vehicle and a robot— and we hope that you will enjoy your experience.
UNI-CUB embodies the concept of harmony between the people riding it and the people walking by in an indoor space.
Honda UNI-CUB website

In 2012 Miraikan conducted a 2-year demonstration experiment with science communicators and visitors and the results helped in the development of UNI-CUB. UNI-CUB is still displayed at the permanent exhibition and is also used by science communicators in their day-to-day work.
Robot World (permanent exhibition)
Miraikan Exhibition Report Vol. 9 (report of the demonstration experiment (Japanese))
About the demonstration experiment on UNI-CUB (Honda website)

The UNI-CUB Station will start a new service enabling visitors to ride on UNI-CUB, a personal mobility device, and tour around Miraikan. (Paid tour)
We hope you will enjoy this new experience at the museum.


Two experience tours

We will offer two types of tours in which you can experience a possible future society featuring personal mobility.
The reception is at the UNI-CUB Station counter at the end of the Communication Lobby on the first floor. (Reception time: 10:00-12:12 / 13:20-16:10)

1. Miraikan Welcome tour

Our station staff will guide you on a welcome tour. After an orientation on how to ride, visitors will ride on UNI-CUBs to a few spots inside Miraikan. The tour lasts for 30 minutes, including the orientation.

Fee: 700 yen/tour (device rental fee for the Welcome tour)
Time: 30 minutes (5 minutes for application, 10 minutes for practice ride, 15 minutes for experience tour)
Tour style: Group tour lead by station staff. Each group will have five members including the station staff and four visitors. (Available in Japanese and English)
Tour area: Inside the building of Miraikan
Requirements for the ride:
-At least 145 cm tall
-Weigh less than 100 kg
-Can walk up and down stairs without assistance
-Not pregnant or injured
-Not under the influence of alcohol, medicines or drugs

Time schedule(Weekdays)

1st round 2nd round 3rd round 4th round 5th round 6th round 7th round 8th round
10:10- 10:50- 11:30- 13:10- 13:50- 14:30- 15:10- 15:50-


Time schedule(Sat., Sun. and Holidays)

1st round 2nd round 3rd round 4th round 5th round 6th round 7th round 8th round
10:10- 10:30- 10:50- **11:10- 11:30- **11:50- 13:10- 13:30-
9th round 10th round 11th round 12th round 13th round 14th round 15th round 16th round
13:50- 14:10- 14:30- 14:50- 15:10- **15:30- 15:50- **16:10-

*When "Permanent Exhibition tour" written below is held, some rounds of Miraikan welcome tour are suspended. (marked with “**”)
*Participants will be called for the tour in the order they arrive at the reception of the UNI-CUB Station counter.
*The tour course may be changed when the museum is overcrowded.
*This service may be suspended or interrupted due to events held in the building or maintenance of equipment.




2. Permanent Exhibition Tour guided by Science Communicator

This is a permanent exhibition tour on UNI-CUB with our Science Communicators, who will give you explanations along the tour. Scheduled time is for 60 minutes, including the orientation on how to ride.
A ticket for the permanent exhibition is required.


Date: Every Saturday
Time: 11:10-12:10, 15:30-16:30
*Participants will be called for the tour in the order they arrive at the reception of the UNI-CUB Station counter.
*This service may be suspended or interrupted due to events held in the building or maintenance of equipment.
Fee: 1,300 yen/tour (device rental fee for the permanent exhibition tour).
Time: 60 minutes (5 minutes for application, 10 minutes for practice ride, 45 minutes for permanent exhibition tour)
Tour style: One group consists of four visitors and is led by a Science Communicator (Available in Japanese).
Tour area: Permanent exhibition floors in Miraikan (third and fifth floors) *A ticket for the permanent exhibition will be required.
Requirements for the ride:
-At least 145 cm tall
-Weigh less than 100 kg
-Can walk up and down stairs without assistance
-Not pregnant or injured
-Not under the influence of alcohol, medicines or drugs






How to join UNI-CUB experience

For participation in an experience tour, please take the following steps.

  1. Check the time schedule and apply at the UNI-CUB Station counter at the end of the Communication Lobby on the first floor. You will be asked to pay at the counter and receive a reservation ticket. Applications will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis.
    *Please note that we do not accept any advanced reservations by telephone or the Internet.
    *Please also note that we do not refund the fee for cancelations by customers.
  2. Come to the UNI-CUB Station on the first floor, 10 minutes before the tour starts .
  3. After filling in a consent form and a practice ride, visitors and the guide will start the tour.


Contact

Personal Mobility UNI-CUB Station
Tel: +81-70-1324-3490