• Short Summary

    It seems there is no end to the capacity of the Japanese to come up with new inventions.

  • Description

    1.
    SV Technician mixes powder and water
    0.06

    2.
    SV Camera which takes still pictures without film
    0.10

    3.
    SV Minicar for the handicapped
    0.16

    4.
    SV Japanese queueing at national patent office (5 shots)
    0.32

    5.
    GV Dos exerciser (4 shots)
    0.44

    6.
    SV Machine teaching store employees correct bowing procedure
    0.52

    7,.
    GV Fair scene for new Honda inventions
    0.55

    8.
    GV New four-wheel vehicle
    1.05

    9.
    GV Mechanical man toy for children (2 shots)
    1.11

    10.
    GV Rolling wheel
    1.20

    11.
    GV Workers welding in factory and general factory scene (2 shots)
    1.28

    12.
    SV TILT UP Robot pulling rickshaw
    1.33




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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: It seems there is no end to the capacity of the Japanese to come up with new inventions. They may not all be useful but at least they are entertaining. Some, however, do have their practical aspects -- like the camera which takes still pictures without a film and a minicar for the handicapped. Inventions are a popular Japanese pastime. Up to 20,000 patents are taken out each month. Three years ago, the Japanese devised a dog exerciser, now they have come up with a machine which teaches store employees how to bow to their customers correctly. The Honda company has sponsored a host of new ideas from its workers -- a four-wheel vehicle, a mechanical man toy for children and a rolling wheel. But perhaps the craziest idea for the last year had been the robot which obediently pulls a rickshaw.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAETBB3TFNZZBLH6QRA9QB8DJLZ
    Media URN:
    VLVAETBB3TFNZZBLH6QRA9QB8DJLZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/01/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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