Robby The Robot ® Forbidden Planet
Popular, glass-domed robot that appeared in a number of films and TV series from the 1950s through the 1980s. Robby the Robot made his debut in the classic science fiction movie Forbidden Planet (1956) as a bulbous mechanical man built by Earth scientist Dr. Morbius using knowledge left by the Krel, a long-dead alien race. Robby is multilingual, and capable of lifting great weights, synthesizing anything from gems to bourbon, and carrying out any domestic chore.
Many of the features of B-9, the robot used in Lost in Space, parallel those of Robby. These include a glass head with animated elements, rotating antenna ears, flashing light mouth, and a chest panel with more animated elements.