"Geo Mirai" Communication Vehicle

Geo Mirai Communication Vehicle

Aiming to enhance face-to-face dialogue with the public, especially the young generation, NUMO has been carrying out a series of interactive events, with its communication vehicle, "Geo Mirai" in various places including science museums, commercial facilities and parks. At the event, visitors can learn about geological disposal from multiple angles as follows.

3D animation
Image from a 3D animation
3D animation movie
A short animation introduces the geological disposal project in plain language.
Hands-on experiments with bentonite clay
Interactive demonstration
Hands-on experiments with bentonite clay
Visitors can learn swelling and sealing characteristics of bentonite clay and feel how it works as an engineered barrier.
Exhibition
Exhibition
Hands-on exhibits, e.g. a real scale model of the multiple barrier system and drawers of geological formations, are installed in the vehicle.
Virtual Reality goggles
Families checking out VR displays
Virtual Reality goggles
Visitors can also experience virtual travel to geological disposal facilities.
Communication robot Pepper
Children answer to a quiz from Pepper.
Communication robot "Pepper"
A communication robot, "Pepper" attracts children and it encourages more people to participate in events.

Number of locations, days and visitors to events

FY2014: 27 venues, 38 days, 12,445 people

FY2015: 29 venues, 53 days, 16,892 people

FY2016: 33 venues, 69 days, 28,891 people

FY2017: 35 venues, 60 days, 25,980 people