Robert Kinoshita


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 TheaterHighway PatrolSea HuntBat MastersonMen Into SpaceThe Phantom PlanetHell’s Bloody DevilsHawaii 5-0Barnaby 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.

For more: Robert Kinoshita, Robot Designer for ‘Forbidden Planet’ and ‘Lost in Space,’ Dies at 100.

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