Richard Robau was portrayed by Faran Tahir. His first name comes from official production material, including his dossier profile on the official movie site, although the novelization gives his name as "Pierre Robau." A display monitoring his life signs in the film displays the name "Capt. R. Robau".
According to his profile on Intel's Starfleet Shipyard site, Robau was born in Sagua La Grande, Cuba, and his Starfleet Service Number is SA-476-2549-CM.
Robau was named after the Cuban-born uncle of Star Trek co-writer and executive producer Roberto Orci. According to Orci, he had imagined Robau being born in Cuba and raised in the Middle East.