Robert William Taylor (February 10, 1932 – April 13, 2017), known as Bob Taylor, was an Internet pioneer, who led teams that made major contributions to the personal computer, and other related technologies. He was director of ARPA's Information Processing Techniques Office from 1965 through 1969, founder and later manager of Xerox PARC's Computer Science Laboratory from 1970 through 1983, and founder and manager of Digital Equipment Corporation's Systems Research Center until 1996.
His awards include the National Medal of Technology and Innovation and the Draper Prize. Taylor is known for his high-level vision: "The Internet is not about technology; it's about communication. The Internet connects people who have shared interests, ideas and needs, regardless of geography."
Robert Taylor’s work was instrumental in the creation of the internet, the modern personal computer and the mouse.