Raymond Goertz

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Raymond Goertz was an early pioneer in the field of robotics, specifically remote-controlled robots (see telepresence). In 1951, while working for the Atomic Energy Commission at Argonne National Laboratory he developed the first master/slave manipulator in order to handle radioactive material.[1] [2][3]

In 1985 the American Nuclear Society established the 'Ray Goertz Award' to recognize and honor members who have made outstanding contributions to the field of remote technology.[4]