Thomas Ross was born in 1909 at McClips, Washington. He was a student at the University of Washington. Ross was highly interested in robotics engineering.
From a young age, Thomas’s life rotated around machine invention. Although nothing is shared about the companies he worked for, he must have been a great resource in the robotic industry.
In 1933, Ross built a mechanical arm powered by an electrical engine that explored five parallel paths in a kind of vertical maze, searching one after the other from the entrance to exit.
Thomas Ross was widely known for his Robot Rat device. Identical to humans, the machine could learn and effectively correct previous mistakes without assistance.