Arvind "Robbie" Ravi is the assistant chief clerk and self-described "Number 2" of the ISPV 7 Debris Section who hails from India.

He is a divorced father of seven children. He is portrayed as a trickster or prop comedian with a very flexible body. Seemingly obnoxious and opportunistic, he seems to always seek to climb the corporate ladder. However, this is because he pays a substantial amount of child support, and seeks a better life for his many children. His nickname, taken from his comic turns, is "Sunflower", given to him by Gigalt.

Characters of Planetes
Main characters: Hachirota "Hachimaki" HoshinoAi TanabeFee CarmichaelYuri Mikhalkov
Minor characters: ClaireHakimGigaltNonoPhilippe MyersEdelgard RiveraArvind RaviMore…