The man who created Robby the Robot for the 1956 sci-fi classic, Forbidden Planet, died a few weeks ago. In addition to Robby the Robot, Robert Kinoshita also created the B-9 robot in Lost in Space and the robot Tobor from Here Comes Tobor. His other credits include Science Fiction Theater, Highway Patrol, Sea Hunt, Bat Masterson, Men Into Space, The Phantom Planet, Hell’s Bloody Devils, Hawaii 5-0, Barnaby Jones, and Gene Roddenberry’s pilot, Planet Earth. Kinoshita died on Dec. 9, 2014 at a nursing care facility in Torrance, CA. He was 100.
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