↑Robot goes missing at The Sidney Morning Herald tells a hilarious story:
The quirky android, was lost in early January while en route to California by commercial airliner. […]
Robotics wizard and lead designer David Hanson built the robot as a memorial to Dick, whose 1968 book Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? inspired the 1982 classic Blade Runner starring Harrison Ford. […]
In Blade Runner, set in a Los Angeles of 2019, Harrison Ford plays Rick Deckhard, a Blade Runner or policeman whose job is to track down and terminate escaped human clones known as “replicants.”
The irony of the situation—a missing replica of the very author who championed “replicant” freedom—is not lost on Phil’s creators.
But they still want him back.