Victor Scheinman is a pioneer in the field of robotics. He is a graduate of New Lincoln High School of New York. Well in High School Scheinman engineered a Speech to text machine as a science fair project. Victor graduated from Stanford, well still enrolled, in 1969 Victor Scheinman invented an electric motor powered arm that was dubbed “The Stanford Arm”. It had six joints and for the first time motions no longer were limited to linear transfers from one point to another. This Kinematic design is still referred to as the STANDARD Arm. In 1974 Professor Scheinman forms VICARM Inc. to begin marketing his robotic arm designs. The arm design included a Minicomputer as the controller. Unimation awarded a fellowship to Scheinman so he could continue to improve his designs and in 1977 Unimation bought Vicarm. In 1978 Victor Scheinman created the silver arm, a more advanced version of his previous Stanford arm.