Apple Citibank Google Jawbone JR Water East Nike Museum of Science Polaris Sony
Thousands of people rely on vending machines everyday in Japan for quick and easy purchases. By introducing a friendly character to the project, we gave the humble machine some personality and life. With big and goofy eyes, it could react and respond to customers through its built-in camera with facial recognition. A simple shelved interface displays not only available drinks, but promotions and recommendations. Once a drink is selected, the shelves fade into the background and appears on a floating cloud. With a tap of a Suica cash card, the drink drops down through the cloud for the customer to pick up and is thanked with a big “Arigato!"