Robby the Robot is a 6-foot, 11-inch tall mechanical suit designed for an actor to wear, to play the part of a robot. It was originally designed for the 1956 MGM movie Forbidden Planet, and quickly became an icon. As Forbidden Planet … see full wiki
Forbidden Planet star was the embodiment of Asimov's Laws of Robotics & the "Positronic Brain. Before Hal 9000, Star Trek's Dr. Daestrom computer or sentient android Data; there was Robby...Robot for the ages....eclipsed only by Asimov's [Robots of Dawn] versions including the Bi-Centennial Man who gave up immortality to become human for love's sake... Bradbury also addressed this in "I Sing, the Body Electric" or was that P.K. Dick's "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?"