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Inventor of robot that gave Anne Arundel Community College commencement speech dies

Inventor of robot that gave Anne Arundel Community College commencement speech dies

In a historic address covered by international media, Anne Arundel Community College’s 1983 commencement speaker warned graduates that technology was transforming the workforce — and urged them to be adaptable.

The speaker? A four-foot-tall, 175-pound white fiberglass robot with red eyes, a camera lens nose and a bow tie.

Its name? Robot Redford.

“Today every man, woman and child has a relationship to computers," it said, according to The Washington Post. "But do you remember just a few...

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