Unimate, the world's first industrial robot, is put to work at a General Motors plant in Ewing Township, New Jersey. Its job: taking red-hot metal parts (door handles, etc.) from a die-casting machine and placing them in cooling vats.
* Entry in Robot Hall of Fame: @
* 1999 article from The Trentonian newspaper: @
* 1966 footage of the Unimate on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson": @