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Joseph F. Engelberger, Ars Electronica Symposium 1996. Image courtesy of Ars Electronica.
Joseph F. Engelberger, Ars Electronica Symposium 1996. Image courtesy of Ars Electronica.

Robotics Industry Association | Joseph F. Engelberger, an engineer and entrepreneur who pioneered the robotics field, died peacefully at his home this morning, December 1, 2015, in Newtown, Connecticut. Engelberger – widely known as the “Father of Robotics” and creator of the world’s first industrial robot – revolutionized modern industrial and automotive manufacturing processes and went on to establish robotics in human services. Engelberger was 90 years old.



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