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Remote control co-inventor Robert Adler dies

updated 04:55 pm EST, Fri February 16, 2007

Robert Adler Dies

TV maker Zenith today announced that electronics inventor Dr. Robert Adler died yesterday of heart failure at age 93. Along with fellow engineer Eugene Polley, Adler was responsible in 1956 for creating the TV remote control, a now ubiquitous device in most households and a technology that has ultimately influenced electronic devices ever since. The prolific scientist was also responsible for early research into touchscreens and optical video disc players, the latter of which ultimately developed into today's DVD formats. A memorial service is planned for Spring.

As a technology news site whose very being was almost certainly influenced by Adler's work, Electronista extends its sympathy to his wife Ingrid and hopes that his contributions will be remembered for a long time to come.



By Electronista Staff
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