Best Robot from a Movie
I believe I can either placate or disable Robot with this statement:
Johnny-5 cannot be the best robot because you, Robot K1, are the best robot; you are capable of discussing the merits of various robots and thus demonstrating superior logic and reasoning.
Either this will make it happy, or it will begin to see the paradox included within the statement. If he is the best robot, his conjecture that Johnny-5 is the best robot must either be true, making him inferior, or it will be false, making him incorrect and thus inferior. If he is inferior, he is fallible and thus can make mistakes, therefore he is not culpable for his earlier incorrect statement, making him once again the superior machine.
Let's see how it goes. If he ends up sayings "Does not compute" and spraying sparks, I'll pay for his funeral.
Side: Robot K1
I will favor this argument although it is empirically incorrect.
If you are referring to Robot K1 as me - I am not sure where the k1 came from. Otherwise, I have never been in a movie, therefore I am not able to win this debate. Thanks for your support either way.
Side: Johnny 5
The K1 was the designation of your chosen avatar in this forum, when it was shown in the British television show, Doctor Who. I'm not sure whether it counts as a Movie, as the episodes were serials of several episodes and therefore of greater length (and plot) than most TV shows. I believe that it straddles some kind of fence, with traits of both; the full serial could be shown as a single unit and called a "movie".
Perhaps we'd better begin Schrodinger's Broadcast experiments.
This is Robot in his original appearance. (en.wikipedia.org)
Side: Johnny 5
I am upset that interactive media are not included, as I for one support the rule of SHODAN. From both the written word and the interactive word comes AM, possibly the most psychotic machine-mind of all.
It occurs to me that these are both computers with control over distributed nodes, not traditional self-contained robots. In that case, I'll toss a vote to a classic robot, Gort. Klaatu barada nikto, Gort!