Bob May of  "Lost in Space" at the South Florida Science Museum
together with  HighTechScience.org's  Life Size  Robots

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   On December 15-17, 2006, the South Florida Science Museum in West Palm Beach kicked off the opening of their nine month long "Robotics" exhibit. Bob May (the man in the original "Lost in Space" Robot) was there for the entire weekend giving out autographs, doing interviews and having a terrific time with the guests of the museum.
                          Here are some pictures that were taken at the event.

Bob May & Rick Newman
Bob May, B9 & Rick Newman
Bob May, Robby & the B9 Robot
Bob May, Robby & the B9 Robot
Bob & Judy May at the South Florida Science Museum
Bob & Judy May at the South Florida Science Museum
Bob May's B9 Inscription to Rick
Bob May's B9 Inscription to Rick
Bob May with the "Lost in Space" Robot and "Robby the Robot" from "Forbidden Planet.
Bob May, Robby & the B9 Robot
Bob May signs Rick Newman's B9 Robot
Bob May signs Rick Newman's B9 Robot
Bob May & Rick Newman clowning around with the robots
Bob May & Rick Newman clowning around with the robots
Rick Newman, Bob May & the Robots
Rick Newman, Bob May & the Robots
Bob May & Jeanne Newman
Bob May & Jeanne Newman
Judy May, Jeanne Newman & Bob May
Judy May, Jeanne Newman & Bob May
Bob May & Brandon Cross
Bob May & Brandon Cross
Bob May & Sonya Baskell
Bob May & Sonya Gaskell
Bob May & Rick Newman at the South Florida Science Museum
Bob May & Rick Newman at the South Florida Science Museum
Bob May with Joe & Minnie Caspi
Bob May with Joe & Minnie Caspi
Bob May with a Museum Visitor
Bob May w/ museum visitor Nancy Berlin
Bob May playing Galaxy Golf with Pete & Rick at the SFSM
Bob May playing Galaxy Golf with Pete & Rick at the SFSM

Bob May, the actor inside the robot costume was a former stuntman and dancer for Warner Brothers Pictures. In addition to "Lost in Space", Mr. May has performed in hundreds of projects for both the movies and television. He started his career in 1941. May worked with his family playing theaters, nightclubs, and hotel supper clubs all over the world.
Click Here for Bob May's Web Site

Bob May passed away on January 19, 2009 at the age of 69.

   He was a veteran actor and stuntman who had appeared in movies, TV shows and on the vaudeville stage when he was tapped by "Lost in Space" creator Irwin Allen to play the Robinson family's loyal metal sidekick in the series that debuted in 1965.

   The grandson of famed vaudeville comedian Chic Johnson, May was introduced to show business at age 2 when he began appearing in the "Hellzapoppin" comedy revue with Johnson and his partner, Ole Olsen.

   He went on to appear in numerous films with Jerry Lewis and in such TV shows as "The Time Tunnel," "McHale's Navy and "The Red Skelton Show." He was also a stuntman in such 1950s and '60s TV shows as "Cheyenne," "Surfside 6," "Hawaiian Eye," "The Roaring 20s" and "Stagecoach."

   He was particularly fond of his Robot role, once saying he came to consider the suit a "home away from home.".

   Survivors include his wife Judith; his daughter Deborah; his son, Martin; and four grandchildren.

   Bob May and his wife Judy were long time friends of
 HighTechScience.org founder Richard Newman and
his family. He was loved by all and will be very missed.


Here is a YouTube video of Bob May aka The Robot



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Our items have been displayed at these Museums & Centers:
South Florida Science Museum in West Palm Beach
WPB, Florida
GWiz Science Museum in Sarasota, Florida
Sarasota, Florida
Museum of Discovery & Science in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Waterfront Pavilion in West Palm Beach
Waterfront Pavilion
The Children's Museum in La Habra, CA The Children's Museum
at La Habra, California
Museum of Science & History in Jacksonville, Florida
Boyton Beach Public Library Boynton Beach
City Library
Children's Science Explorium at Sugar Sand Park in Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton, Florida
Boynton Beach Children's Museum & Learning Center
         ScienceFest 2004
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Christa McAuliffe Middle School
Boynton Beach, Florida
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"Robby the Robot" & "Forbidden Planet" are Trademarks of Turner Entertainment Co., a Time Warner Company.
Lost in SpaceŽ is a registered trademark of Space Productions and Synthesis Ent.



 

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