SJ1, also known as Smokin' Joe was a robot which had been converted to burn solid fuel.
His mission was to search for a new world which would be capable of helping to relieve the population crisis on Earth. Once there he would build other robots and they would fashion a world fit to recieve humans.
- 2080: SJ1 was sent by the International Space Commission on an unmanned faster-than-light spacecraft.
- 2084: SJ1 discovered Verdus.
- 2090: SJ1 sent the signals back to Earth that the robots were at work and Verdus was ready..