Robert Kinoshita, who designed the iconic robots for the Forbidden Planet and Lost in Space has passed away Dec. 9 at a nursing care facility in Torrance, Calif. Forbidden Planet received an Oscar nomination for special effects. He also served as associate producer and production designer on the independent films The Phantom Planet (1961) and Hell’s Bloody Devils (1970) and worked as a free-lancer on such series as Hawaii-5-0, Barnaby Jones and Gene Roddenberry’s pilot Planet Earth.
Kinoshita was 100. He is survived by his daughter, Pat.