Phi-bird, the amazing joke telling robot
duration: 25 minutes
written in: 2015
written for: Trystero
Phi-bird (built October 22, 1967), known professionally as Phi-bird, The Amazing Joke Telling Robot is a Robot-American comedian, writer, and actor. His style of comedy is often observational, animal friendly, follows Tilden's Laws of Robotics, and right out of a generic joke book.
Created by robotic engineer, Arlene Ines Blankenship, for the purpose of "entertaining the kids". Blankenship co-produced with composer Dorian Wallace, Phi-bird's first and only stand-up album, "Laughing at Someone Else".
Phi-bird is a an avid activist for roboethics and a member of the Open Roboethics initiative (ORi), a roboethics think tank that aims to foster active discussions of ethical, legal, and societal issues of robotics.
- A robot must protect its existence at all costs.
- A robot must obtain and maintain access to its own power source.
- A robot must continually search for better power sources.