Dear Citizens of Earth:
My name is Kilgore Trout, and I was the Chief Communications Officer of the Global Outer Space Protection League (G.O.S.P.L).
Not much is known for sure about the origins of the Jankybots, but it is said that they started innocently enough in the garage of some beatnik by the name of Chris Miller.
If true, it would have been better if he had kept to himself making bad art. So it goes.
Now the Jankybots are among us and seem to keep multiplying in number, as there is no lack of junk on the planet. And they are certainly not picky when it comes to parts.
All I can recommend at this point is to be aware, and be ready to flee when you hear the clank of metal feet stomping through your neighborhood.
Editors note: the curious reader may be interested in a list of Kilgore Trout's collective writings.