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Robotech is a science fiction franchise. The franchise began with an 85 episode science fiction anime television series adaptation produced by Harmony Gold USA in association with Tatsunoko Production Co., Ltd. and first released in the United States in 1985. It was adapted from three original Japanese television series.
In the Robotech anime series, Robotechnology refers to the scientific advances discovered in an alien starship that crashed on a South Pacific island in the year 1999. With this advanced alien technology, the people of the planet Earth developed extremely advanced robotic technologies, such as transformable fighter jets, to fight three successive extraterrestrial invasions.