Inventor of Robotic Arm, George Devol Dies at 99

George Devol, who invented the widely used assembly line robot arm has died at the age of 99. His work started as early as 1950s, when there was no concept of industrial robotics. His invention was started to be used in 1961 by General Motors factories. Other auto manufacturers followed. This year, George Devol had been admitted to National Inventors hall of fame. To read more, see original article in New York Times.