-  A robotics researcher whose visionary writings
and computer vision experience persuaded me to
pursue research and industrial work in robotics.
- A man of many talents; he pushed the
envelope of progress in the artistic as well as
scientific realms.  At DigiPen, the
engineering lab in which I spend most of my
time was named after this great inventor.
Hans Moravec
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Leonardo DaVinci
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- Early 20th century genius who laid the
foundations for modern computer science and
artificial intelligence.  He also helped crack the
Enigma machine's code in WWII.
Alan Turing
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Nikola Tesla
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- An amazing electrical engineer in his earlier
days. He set up the foundation for our
country's electrical power system (AC
current), developed one of the first tele-
operated robots, and laid the foundation for
the modern radio.