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Robert Adler, a US inventor best known for the creation of the couch potato's dream device, the TV remote control, has died at the age of 93.
He received an Emmy award in 1997 for the 1956 invention jointly with fellow engineer Eugene Polley.
Adler earned more than 180 US patents throughout his 58-year career.
His widow Ingrid said the remote was not his favourite invention, that he rarely watched television and was "more of a reader".
"He was a man who would dream in the night and wake up and say: 'I just solved a problem,'" she told the Associated Press news agency.