George C. Devol Jr. receives a patent for the first industrial robot.
The Unimate is installed on a General Motors assembly line. Manufacturers in Japan later license the design and go on to dominate the market for the robots.
The Unimate appeared on The Tonight Show, waving the orchestra conductor's baton.
3M expands its tape line.
Scotch® Magic™ Transparent Tape disappears on paper and can be written on.