Robert N. Scott
Professor Emeritus in Electrical Engineering (deceased)
Convocation: October 22, 1995
A professor of electrical engineering from 1959 to 1995, Robert Scott touched the lives of many people through his work.
His vision and pioneering research in the development of electronic aids for the disabled led to his founding the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at the University of New Brunswick in 1965. During the 25 years he served as its director, the institute became internationally renowned.
The control system he personally developed is now common in commercially available myoelectric limb prostheses. Dr. Scott also conceived and developed a Hospital Engineering Program for the Province of New Brunswick, and in 1982 established the Child Prosthetics Research Centre in Fredericton.
Among the many honours he has received are Canada's Centennial Medal and an honorary doctorate from Acadia.