Robert Adler

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Birthday
4, 1913
Birthplace
Vienna, Austria
Death Date
Feb 15, 2007 (93)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
4, 1913
Birthplace
Vienna, Austria
Death Date
Feb 15, 2007 (93)

About

Austrian-born American immigrant who worked for Zenith, where he patented the remote control and numerous other items. He was awarded an Emmy by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 1997 for his work.

Before Fame

He left Nazi-occupied territory after completing his Ph.D. in physics at the University of Vienna.

Trivia

The first remote controls he created used high-frequency sounds to transmit signals to the Television.

Family Life

He was born to parents Jenny, a doctor, and Max Adler, a social theorist.

Associated With

He received the 1980 Edison Medal, which was started by friends and associates of Thomas Edison to recognize contributions to electrical science and engineering.