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   The "Lost in Space" Robot, also known as the "B9", was in one of televisions greatest Sci-Fi series. The B9 robot was in every episode of the show which lasted only 3 seasons.

    The "Lost in Space" Robot was mostly used in Irwin Allen TV series and a few TV specials.


B9 Robot Spec's
Height 6'8"
Weight 550 Lbs. on Earth, Zero in Space
Mission Analysis of Alpha Centauri
Main Power Battery Pack

The actor inside the robot costume was Bob May, a former stuntman and dancer for Warner Brothers Pictures. In addition to Lost in Space, Mr. May has performed in hundreds of projects for both the movies and TV. He started his career in 1941. May worked with his family playing theaters, nightclubs, and hotel supper clubs all over the world.

Bob May and his wife Judy are close friends of Rick Newman, Founder  HighTechScience.org


June Lockhart & Bob May visited our robots at the
South Florida Science Museum
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June Lockhart
June Lockhart as Mrs. Robinson from "Lost in Space"
Bob May (the Robot)
Bob May the man in the "B9 Robot"

The B9 Robot was created for Irwin Allen's 1965 TV series "Lost in Space.

"Lost in Space" Robot     In 1960, the "Lost in Space" Robot cost the TV Studio $75,000 to create and weighs upwards of 200 pounds; 2 Robot suits were created for the show. For the first three episodes, movement was accomplished by an actor (Bob May) walking inside the Robot. This became too difficult, so whenever a scene required movement Bob May would carry the upper portion of the Robot on his back and the director would shoot the action from the Robot's legs up. Sometimes tracks were laid down and the entire Robot was manually pulled by workers off-camera.
   

   The voice of the "Lost in Space" Robot was provided by Dick Tufeld, a popular freelance announcer in Hollywood. Mr. Tufeld also did the Robot’s voice for the feature film version of Lost in Space released in 1998. When an episode was filmed, Bob May from inside the robot would say the Robot's lines. Later Mr. Tufeld would do the voice over in a sound studio.

Dick Tufeld-The Voice of the Robot

  Through a special arrangement with B9 Creations, we were able to get Mr. Tufeld (the original Robot voice) to record customized lines and phrases for our B9 Robot.


Dick Tufeld and Bob May
Here's the voice of and the man inside the B9 Robot.
Dick Tufeld                              Bob May



Bob May, back row left, is seen in this 1995 photo with the original cast of the TV series Lost in Space. Joining him (clockwise from May) are Bill Mumy, Mark Goddard, Jonathan Harris, Angela Cartwright, Marta Kristen and June Lockhart. 

The "B9" & "Robby the Robot" were
both designed by
Robert Kinoshita.

Robby and the "B9" robot were both designed by Robert Kinoshita.


Here is our B9 "Lost in Space" Robot with some of our collection


Here is a YouTube video of the Full Size B9 Robot with Bob May.


Here is a YouTube video of our Robots during Halloween


Here is our B9 and some of our other famous Robots at the

South Florida Science Museum in Florida


Robby & the B9 on display at the museum.

R2D2 stands proudly at the museum
NBC's Willard Scott Visits Our Robots at the South Florida Science Museum
NBC's Willard Scott Visits Our Robots

Here is our  B9 "Lost in Space" Robot with a few
of the stars at the
2009 Naruto/Trek Convention.
Star Trek's: Pavel Chekov
Walter Koenig
Walter Koenig with our B9 Lost in Space Robot
Star Trek's: Pavel Chekov
Star Trek's: Marlena Moreau
Barbara Luna
Barbara Luna with our B9 Lost in Space Robot
Star Trek's: Marlena Moreau

W. Morgan Sheppard as a Klingon Christina Moses as Alana Sulu
W. Morgan Sheppard Christina Moses
Morgan Sheppard with our B9 Lost in Space Robot Christina Moses with our B9 Lost in Space Robot

Star Trek's Walter Koenig signing autographs by our B9 Robot
Star Trek's Walter Koenig (Chekov) signing autographs by our B9 Robot


Here is a YouTube video from NarutoTrek 2009 starring
our B9 "Lost in Space" Robot and
our NASA Astronaut


Robby the Robot B9 Lost in Space Robot  R2D2

We exhibit these & other robots at schools, libraries, museums, science expo's, etc. with the hope that they will inspire everyone that views them... young & old.



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Below are pictures of the robots from their many appearances
From:  "Lost in Space" From:  "Lost in Space"
From:  "Lost in Space"

Both Robots appeared on the  "Lost in Space" Sci-Fi Television Series
Robby the Robot appears on the  "Lost in Space" Sci-Fi Television Series

From:  "Lost in Space" Sci-Fi Television Series
From:  "Lost in Space" Sci-Fi Television Series


Fred Barton Productions.  Fred Barton was commissioned to restore both the original "Forbidden Planet" “Robby the Robot” and the original ”B9” “Lost in Space” robot.  In 1997 Fred Barton Productions, Inc. obtained the exclusive license from Turner Entertainment Co. to manufacture museum-quality Robby's retooled from the original robot. His Robots are handmade, 100% accurate, and exquisitely detailed. 
  The Robots produced by Mr. Barton are more than a recreation or replica. They are actually clones of the original screen used prop. These robots are created from molds, blueprints, and templates acquired from the original robot. Mr. Barton's robots surpass the originals in look and functionality. Fred Barton is world renowned and considered to be the absolute best in his field.

Buy your own "Robby the Robot" replica  starting at $16,000.00 directly from Fred Barton Productions

  Buy your own "Robby the Robot" starting at $16,000.00 directly from Fred Barton Productions


Here are some links to other robotic web sites

RoboCup
Battlebots

Androidworld

Kids at NASA
Young Engineers
Robot Combat

Sony Technology Lab


Click Here for the official Irwin Allen Web Site



"Robby the Robot" & "Forbidden Planet" are trademarks of Turner Entertainment Co., a Time Warner Company.
Lost in Space® is a registered trademark of Space Productions and Synthesis Ent.



 
Our items have been displayed at these Museums & Centers:
South Florida Science Museum in West Palm Beach Museum of Discovery & Science in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
GWiz Science Museum in Sarasota, Florida

Boynton Beach Children's Museum & Learning Center

The Children's Museum in La Habra, CA The Children's Museum
at La Habra, California
Boyton Beach Public Library Boynton Beach
City Library

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