Human. Starfleet Serial Number SA-476-2549-CM. Born in La Grande, Cuba, Richard Robau[Notes 1] was the captain of the U.S.S. Kelvin NCC-0514 in the early twenty-third century, and his first officer was Starfleet Ranks#Lieutenant Commander George Kirk.
On Stardate 2233.04, the Romulan ship Narada emerged from a rift in spacetime that had transported it 154 years into its past. The Narada immediately attacked the Kelvin, pausing only to allow Captain Robau to travel over to the more advanced ship via shuttlecraft. The Romulans pressed him for information, but when it became clear that they had traveled through time, their captain, Nero, killed Robau and resumed the attack.