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George Devol


Died when: 99 years 172 days (1193 months)
Star Sign: Aquarius


George Devol

George Charles Devol Jr. (February 20, 1912 – August 11, 2011) was an American inventor, best known for creating Unimate, the first industrial robot.Devol's invention earned him the title "Grandfather of Robotics".

The National Inventors Hall of Fame says, "Devol's patent for the first digitally operated programmable robotic arm represents the foundation of the modern robotics industry."

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