He has not appeared since the 2000s due to his alcoholism and cycles of rehab, and seems to have mostly gone into commercial work. He's in the Robot Hall of Fame alongside his contemporaries Astro Boy and Gort, as well as others. His design gets a pretty big Shout-Out on the Protectrons of the Fallout game series.
Do not confuse with Rob the Robot.
Tropes that Robby encompasses:
- Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003)
- Earth Girls Are Easy (1988)
- Gremlins (1984)
- The Love Boat (1982, episode "Programmed for Love")
- Mork & Mindy (1979, episode "Dr. Morkenstein")
- Wonder Woman (1975) (1979, episode "Spaced Out")
- Columbo (1974, episode "Mind over Matter")
- Lost in Space (1966-67, episodes "War of the Robots" and "Condemned of Space")
- The Addams Family (1966, episode "Lurch's Little Helper")
- The Twilight Zone (1959) (1963-64, episodes "Uncle Simon" and "The Brain Center at Whipple's")
- The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (1963, episode "Beethoven, Presley and Me")
- The Invisible Boy (1957)
- Forbidden Planet (1956)