1957 – “Gizzmo” Maze-solving Robot – Lauren V. Merritt (American)
Oakland Tribune 22 Aug 1957
Lauren V. Merritt, 17, son of Mr. and Mrs. L.C. Merritt of El Cerrito, was concerned. "Gizzmo is acting up," he said.
"Gizzmo" is a maze-solving robot. Push a button anywhere and a light bounces through a ?complicated maze? and "Gizzmo" remembers the way out. Merritt is a student of El Cerrito High School.