Robert was one of the few Asians attending the VIDCOM '76 video industry event in Cannes, France. The corporate and home video markets were in their infancy at the time but Robert was the first to buy a large copyright library of Chinese movies on all existing video formats.This move by Robert was ahead of its time. Videotapes were very expensive for consumers, and there were doubts over how long the technology would endure. As it turned out, his company acquired a treasure in the copyright library which it retains to the present day.