I'd never seen video of the PKD android. It's sadder and way weirder than I imagined. I feel for it! Notice the misspelling. I guess the android spells Philip with two Ls.
Update: Anne Dick emailed me about the PKD android and writes:
"I went to see the robot on your web site. Oy vé!!!! When it came out a number of years ago, Laura called me to warn me that it was about to be in the national news and that it talked and answered questions, having been programmed with PKD's actual words. I was terrified that it might come to the door (along with parrapazzi and video cameras) to talk with me. What would it say?! Laura reassured me that it couldn't because it didn't have any legs. Later I had a fantasy of it coming to the door and me besting it with great verbal ripostes.
This robot, poor thing, unlike the one in my fantasy, was so passive. Its face was narrower than Phil's. It did look something like him although he had a bright alert look and this robot has a rather bland expression. Phil would have dominated, in a charming way, any conversation around him while this poor version, (I felt sorry for it), just had to sit there and try to answer all that silliness."
Great points. Thanks Anne!