Robots: Celebrity Robots Brought to Life

Posted 19 Jun 2009 at 09:33 UTC by mwaibel Share This

Science fiction movie and television icon Robby the Robot from the 1956 movie The Forbidden Planet has entered many hearts (and Top 10 lists). The latest episode of the Robots podcast interviews Fred "Robotman" Barton, who restored the original Robby, and whose company is the exclusive manufacturer and licensee for Robby and many other well known movie robots. Barton specializes on life-size computerized replicas, including those of the original Star Wars Trilogy droids R2-D2 and C-3PO, Robot Model B9 from Lost in Space, Gort from The Day the Earth Stood Still, Maria from Metropolis, the Target Earth robot, or the T2-Endoskeleton. In the interview he describes his work with Robby and other robot collectibles and shares his experience with robots and Hollywood - tune in, or participate in the contest to win a DVD or bluray of your favorite movie robot.

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