Report Obituaries in the News in General Discussion Posted March 15, 2007 ROBERT ADLER 1913-2007 Co-inventor of the Remote Control That NECESSARY item to be found by TVs in motels and hotels all over the US, the remote control, has lost its father. How many times have you checked into a motel and were unhappy to find the remote either gone, broken, or without batteries (nasty battery steallers)? Definitely not a happy camper, were you? Robert Adler, who along with Eugene Polley, developed the Space Command for Zenith in 1956, died February 15, 2007. He worked for Zenith for 60 years and held 180 US patents. Strangely, he wouldn't have even chosen it as his favorite invention as he only very rarely watched TV. When someone would question him about it and the rise of "couch potatoes", his response would be, "It seem reasonable and rational to control the TV from where you normally sit and watch TV." Thank you very much robert Adler, from a major couch potato and bane of my wife when I have one in my hand.