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In Memoriam

John William Hughes passed away on November 18, 2011. He worked with the UNC Department of Computer Science for more than ten years in the 1980s-90s as a research associate. His primary work, with the GRIP project, was the restoration and maintenance of the Argonne Remote Manipulator and Sarcos hydraulic robot. He also helped to set up and maintain the original Graphics and Image Lab. John left the department in June 1995 to begin a position at Sarcos Corp. in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was a master mechanic; there was almost nothing he could not fix. In addition to his time at UNC, John worked at a variety of positions in Kansas, Virginia and Utah utilizing his mechanical skills. He was a graduate of Kansas State University, and a lifelong learner who loved to read and expand his knowledge. He was also a loving husband and proud father, and is survived by his wife, Dana, and his son and wife, Michael and Asha.