Inventor of the Remote Control has died

Couch potatoes are mourning the death of Robert Adler, the Zenith engineer credited as a co-inventor of the remote control.

He and fellow Zenith Corporation engineer Eugene Polley were given an EMMY AWARD by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 1997.


Eugene Polley
1955 Flashmatic"
wireless remote operating on photo cells


Robert Adler
1956 Space Command remote control
made the device more efficient through ultrasonics