|Product / Service||CORPORATE|
|Category||D01. Touchpoint Technology & Tech-led Brand Experience|
|Entrant||ADK Tokyo, JAPAN|
|Idea Creation||ADK Tokyo, JAPAN|
|Production||CEREVO Tokyo, JAPAN|
|Production 2||IDEALUMP Tokyo, JAPAN|
|Production 3||ADK ARTS Tokyo, JAPAN|
|Takeshi Yamamoto||ADK||Creative Director|
|Yoshihiro Kozuka||ADK||Creative Technologist|
|Tsuyoshi Fujita||ADK||Account Executive|
|Masataka Honda||ADK||Account Executive|
|Sakura Egami||ADK||Account Executive|
|Tetsuya Kogusuri||Cerevo||Hardware Producer|
|Kazumi Kira||Cerevo||Hardware Producer|
|Ryosuke Tamura||Cerevo||Hardware Engineer|
|Shinya Kamimura||Cerevo||Hardware Engineer|
|Munemasa Ikebukuro||Cerevo||Hardware Engineer|
|Hidefumi Miyahara||Idealump||Software Producer|
|Hiroaki Matsuoka||Idealump||Software Engineer|
|Noriaki Koide||Idealump||Software Engineer|
|Satoru Ikeda||ADK Arts||Film Producer|
|Yusuke Minato||ADK Arts||Production Manager|
|Maya Furuichi||ADK Arts||Production Manager|
|Junji Kojima||Independent||Film Director|
The idea was to use cutting-edge TDK technology in absolutely different way from trending IoT/gadgets such as stand-alone robotics or personal perfect servant like amazon echo. Thus, we come up with the idea of technology connecting human and nature. BonsAI is not stand-alone technology but technology stands between nature and humans.
Overall budget is 350,000 USD. Prototype development 200,000, Film Production 100,000, Exhibition Production 50,000.
We initiated Bons-AI project as an ongoing project. We opened project outline to public before it started, and collaborated with several partners which gave us AI and robotics. The progress of this projects was introduced online and after 5 months, the prototype Bons-AI was created. We designed three functions: asking for water to humans if needed, walking around the room to look for sunlight and answering to humans's problem when people talk to it. A few series of concept movie and exhibitions attracted interests from mass and social media from not only Japan but also overseas.
400+ articles around the globe 35+ million media impressions 9+ million views on YouTube 4.4+ million website visits
Electronic parts which TDK have made are hard to see because normally they are behind faces of consumer products. Since TDK needed to stand in front of target audience, we created the original prototype product 'Bons-AI' that could get attention from our target and get them interested towards technology inside. This communicable bonsai is purely representing TDK brand and this communication experience leads audience to learn deeper about TDK technologies than before.
Targets are the young generations who did not know TDK because they have not used TDK's past products; cassette tape and VHS and so on. In order to attract their attention and get them interested in TDK technology, we aim to create something that they would be surprised and shared online. This strategy leads to execution that mixed new cutting-edge technology and old cultural bonsai.