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  1960 – Just-In-Time origins within Toyota Motor Company by Ohno    
     
1960 – Joseph Engelberger and first Unimate  
     
  1960 – COBOL (Common Business Oriented Language)    
       
  1960-1970 – Development of Manufacturing Requirements Planning (MRP) that became the core manufacturing application software  
       
  1962 – Light-emitting diode by Nick Holonyak    
       
  1962 – General Motors installs first industrial robot a Unimate  
       
  1962 – 'Sketchpad' a precursor of CAD by Ivan Sutherland    
       
  1963 – Computer mouse by Douglas Engelbart  
       
  1964 – IBM 360 computer  
       
  1964 – BASIC by John Kemeny and Thomas Kurtz    
       
  1964 – Artifical Intelligence research laboraties at MOIT, Stanford Research Institute and the university of Edinburgh    
       
  1965 – PDP-8 first minicomputer by Digital    
       
  1967 – Floppy disk by IBM    
       
  1968 – Intel founded    
       
  1968 – JIRA (Japanese Industrial Robot Association) formed in Japan    
       
  1968 – Windows, mouse, keyboard and hypertext coordinated on
computer by Douglas Engelbart
   
       
  1968 – SRI builds 'Shakey' mobile robot    
       
  1969 – Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) developed and manufacturing changes dramatically - by Odo Stuger and independently by Richard Morley at Modicon  
       
  1969 – ARPANET operating - preliminary to Internet    
       
  1969-71 – Intel's microprocessor (Ted Hoff) and accelerates computer revolution  
       
     
     

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