Video Title: Computer Chronicles: Robots - Japanese Style (1985)
Description: Host Stewart Cheifet visits High Tech Expo '85 in Tsukuba (Science City), Japan, to look the latest computer and robotics technology.
Date of Video: 1985
Color. Sound. Length (min:sec): 28:29.
Copyright Info: Produced by KCSM-TV (San Mateo, CA) & WITF-TV (Harrisburg, PA)
Interesting Clips:
  • 4:40 demo of Toshiba's touch-sensitive robots
  • 5:45 Fujitsu's Fanuc Man: the world's largest humanoid robot
  • 6:25 machine translation & voice recognition with demos by NEC and the Kiev Institiute of Cybernetic Engineering
  • 8:59 demo of a robot from France that can assist the disabled by responding to voice commands
  • 10:58 Dr. Ichiro Kato (Dean, Science & Engineering, Waseda University, Tokyo) discusses his robots, including a demo of WASABOT playing an organ), and the future of robotics
  • 19:58 commentary by Paul Schindler (Senior West coast Editor, Information Week) about Japan's lead in robotics technology
  • 21:02 Random Access news report and Paul Schindler's review of Bank President, a chief executive officer simulation game
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Additional episodes of Computer Chronicles are available from the Internet Archive

Contributor: Jon Glick
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