Out to stimulate new ideas in various fields of transport, Japan's giant Honda Company encourages its employees by staging an annual contest for new inventions.
Out to stimulate new ideas in various fields of transport, Japan's giant Honda Company encourages its employees by staging an annual contest for new inventions. It's called an "Ideas Carnival". And when it was held in Hamamatsu on Sunday (October 3), employees' brainwaves ranged from a wheel-less vehicle called a "Twin Frog" that literally leaps over obstacles, to a robot traffic policeman -- novel idea for areas where exhaust pollution has reached danger level.
It's Honda Company policy to provide Ideas Rooms where the amateur inventors can escape from the conveyor belt and put their creative impulses to work. This year 1,170 employees applied to show their inventions, and these were narrowed down to the 41 appearing in Sunday's carnival.
SYNOPSIS: In Japan, the giant Honda Company encourages new inventions by staging an annual Ideas Carnival for its employees. This was the scene of Sunday's carnival. And though the emphasis was largely on transport, some novel forms of robots were also on show.
Another robot -- this time an automatic traffic policeman. It's specially designed for those streets where exhaust pollution is getting too much for humans to stand. It could also help out when traffic lights break down.
A new line in transport is provided by the Twin-Frog -- to keep you jump ahead of your neighbouring motorists in status
Here's a space-style hovercraft. One who section of the carnival took to the water, where, where the creations included a mini-big-dipper -- a nice contradiction in terms. Altogether eleven-hundred and seventy Honda employees applied to show their inventions at the carnival. These were narrowed down to a select forty-one. It's a Honda policy to provide its employees with ideas rooms where amateur inventors can escape from the conveyor belt and put their creative impulses to work.