Robby the Robot


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Robby was the brainchild of, and designed by industrial designer, Japanese-American engineer Robert Kinoshita. It was built in mid-1955 by the MGM prop department, at a reported cost of $125,000, to 'star' in the epic science fiction classic Forbidden Planet (1956) and its B-movie followup The Invisible Boy (1957) a year later. Robby the Robot has... See full bio »

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Forbidden Planet Robby the Robot
(1956)
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The Thin Man Robot
(1958)

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 2014 The Big Bang Theory (TV Series)
Robby The Robot
- The Misinterpretation Agitation (2014) ... Robby The Robot (uncredited)
 2005 Stacked (TV Series)
Nightmare NASA Robot
- Gavin's Pipe Dream (2005) ... Nightmare NASA Robot (uncredited)
 2003 Looney Tunes: Back in Action
Robert the Robot (uncredited)
 1999 Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
Robot In Wald's Parts (uncredited)
 1988 Earth Girls Are Easy
Robot (uncredited)
 1984 Gremlins
Robot (uncredited)
 1982 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Bix - the robot
- Baby Talk/My Friend, the Executrix/Programmed for Love (1982) ... Bix - the robot (as Bix)
 1981 Heavy Metal
Hot Dog Vendor (uncredited)
 1980 Pink Lady (TV Series)
Jeff's Computer Date
- Episode #1.5 (1980) ... Jeff's Computer Date (uncredited)
 1979 Mork & Mindy (TV Series)
Chuck the Robot
- Dr. Morkenstein (1979) ... Chuck the Robot (uncredited)
 1979 Wonder Woman (TV Series)
Robby the Robot
- Spaced Out (1979) ... Robby the Robot (uncredited)
 1978 Project U.F.O. (TV Series)
Robot
- Sighting 4010: The Waterford Incident (1978) ... Robot (uncredited)
 1977 Space Academy (TV Series)
Robot
- My Favorite Marcia (1977) ... Robot (uncredited)
 1976 Ark II (TV Series)
Alphie
- The Robot (1976) ... Alphie (uncredited)
 1976 Hollywood Boulevard
Robby (uncredited)
 1974 Columbo (TV Series)
MM7
- Mind Over Mayhem (1974) ... MM7 (uncredited)
 1968 The Banana Splits Adventure Hour (TV Series)
Mildred (1968-1970)
 1966-1967 Lost in Space (TV Series)
Robotoid / Robot
- Condemned of Space (1967) ... Robot (uncredited)
- War of the Robots (1966) ... Robotoid (uncredited)
- Ghost in Space (1966) ... Robotoid (uncredited)
 1966 The Addams Family (TV Series)
Itself
- Lurch's Little Helper (1966) ... Itself (as Smiley)
 1963-1964 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
Robot
- The Brain Center at Whipple's (1964) ... Robot (uncredited)
- Uncle Simon (1963) ... Robot (uncredited)
 1963 The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (TV Series)
Arnold
- Beethoven, Presley and Me (1963) ... Arnold (uncredited)
 1962 Hazel (TV Series)
Robot
- Rosie's Contract (1962) ... Robot (uncredited)
 1961 Invasion of the Neptune Men
Toy (uncredited)
 1959 Goodyear Theatre (TV Series)
Chess playing robot
- Lady Bug (1959) ... Chess playing robot
 1958 The Gale Storm Show: Oh! Susanna (TV Series)
Robot
- Robot from Inner Space (1958) ... Robot
 1958 The Thin Man (TV Series)
Robot
- Robot Client (1958) ... Robot
 1957 The Invisible Boy
Robby
 1956 Forbidden Planet
Robby the Robot (as Robby The Robot)
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Other Works:

TV commercial for Starlog Magazine, c. 1978. See more »

Alternate Names:

Bix | Robbie the Robot | Robby The Robot | Smiley

Height:

6' 11" (2.11 m)
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Trivia:

Today, Robby the Robot is a superstar of science fiction, appearing first in Forbidden Planet (1956). Some would say he is the perfect realization of Isaac Asimov's famous "Three Laws of Robotics", which Asimov first promulgated in his 1950 story collection, I, Robot. See more »

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